Derrick A. Bell


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in Pittsburgh, The United States
November 06, 1930

Died
October 05, 2011

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Derrick Albert Bell Jr. was the first tenured African-American professor of law at Harvard Law School and is largely credited as one of the originators of critical race theory (CRT). He was a visiting professor at New York University School of Law from 1991 until his death. He was also a dean of the University of Oregon School of Law. [wikipedia]

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The Derrick Bell Reader

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Confronting Authority: Refl...

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Race, Racism and American Law

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Afrolantica Legacies

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Shades of Brown: New Perspe...

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More books by Derrick A. Bell…
“We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained.”
Derrick Bell, Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth

“Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.”
Derrick A. Bell, Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism

“Power in the hands of the reformer is no less potentially corrupting than in the hands of the oppressor.”
Derrick Bell, Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth

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