The Derrick Bell Reader

Front Cover
NYU Press, Aug 1, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 493 pages
0 Reviews

Lawyer, activist, teacher, writer: for over 40 years, Derrick Bell has provoked his critics and challenged his readers with uncompromising candor and progressive views on race and class in America. A founder of Critical Race Theory and pioneer of the use of allegorical stories as tools of analysis, Bell's groundbreaking work shatters conventional legal orthodoxies and turns comfortable majoritarian myths inside out.

Edited and with an extensive introduction by leading critical race theorists Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, The Derrick Bell Reader reflects the tremendous breadth of issues that Bell has grappled with over his phenomenal career, including affirmative action, black nationalism, legal education and ethics. Together, the selections offer the most complete collection of Derrick Bell's writing available today.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Economic Determinism
25
InterestConvergence Dilemma
33
Racial Realism
55
Ethics of Lawyering
97
Revisionist History
115
Sexuality and Romance
133
Politics of the Academy
177
Law Teachers of Color in StillWhite Schools
190
Active Classroom and Text as Resource
284
A Minority Perspective on Constitutional Law
290
Racial Standing
297
Courageous Revelation
309
to Free Whites of Racism
328
Racism as Meanness
337
Popular Democracy
355
Diversion on the Road to Racial Disaster
363

to Law Faculty Hiring Policies
196
Harvards Affirmative Action Allegory
208
Nationalism Separatism and SelfHelp
217
into the Brown Remedy
226
Games Scapegoats Play
238
Price of Racial Remedies
247
of Racial Remedies
261
Pedagogy
273
Race and Class
369
of Symbols in the Black Freedom Struggle
378
Survival Strategies
397
Critiques
431
Bibliography
475
Index
485
About the Editors
493
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Richard Delgado is Professor of Law at Seattle University and has collaborated on four previous books, including The Latino Condition, 2d edition (NYU Press, 2010), The Derrick Bell Reader (NYU Press, 2005), How Lawyers Lose Their Way: A Profession Fails Its Creative Minds, and Understanding Words That Wound.

Bibliographic information