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Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Prologue: The Chronicle of the Constitutional Contradiction 22 Chapter 1: Economic Determinism and Interest Convergence 34 White Superiority in America: Its Legal Legacy, Its Economic Costs 35 Brown v. Board Of Education and the Interest-Convergence Dilemma 43 The Role of Fortuity in Racial Policy-Making 52 The Racial Preference Licensing Act 60 Chapter 2: Racial Realism 72 The Chronicle of the Space Traders 73 Racial Realism 96 Who's Afraid of Critical Race Theory? 103 Racism Is Here To Stay: Now What? 112 Paul Robeson: Doing The State Some Service 121 Chapter 3: Ethics of Lawyering 129 Serving Two Masters: Integration Ideals and Client Interests in School Desegregation Litigation 130 Professor Bell Discusses How to Live an Ethical Life 146 Chapter 4: Revisionist History 151 An American Fairy Tale: The Income-Related Neutralization of Race Law Precedent 152 Reconstruction's Racial Realities 160 Black Faith in a Racist Land 166 Chapter 5: Sexuality and Romance 175 The Entitlement 176 The Last Black Hero 189 Shadow Song 214 The Southern Romance Temptation 224 Early Bloomers 230 Chapter 6: Politics of the Academy 232 The Chronicle of the Devine Gift 233 Strangers in Academic Paradise: Law Teachers of Color in Still White Schools 249 Application of the "Tipping Point" Principle to Law Faculty Hiring Policies 257 Memorandum to Harvard Law School Appointments Committee 263 Letter to Robert Clark, Dean, Harvard Law School 268 The Final Report: Harvard's Affirmative Action Allegory 272 Chapter 7: Nationalism, Separatism, and Self Help 285 Brown v. Board Of Education And The Black History Month Syndrome 286 The Real Cost of Racial Equality 291 Time for the Teachers: Putting Educators Back Into the Brown Remedy 294 The Chronicle of the Slave Scrolls 302 Shadowboxing: Blacks, Jews and Games Scapegoats Play 309 Chapter 8: Price of Racial Remedies 321 The Freedom of Employment Act 322 Diversity's Distractions 328 A Tragedy of Timing 335 Minority Admissions and the Usual Price of Racial Remedies 338 The Chronicle of the Sacrificed Black Schoolchildren 347 Chapter 9: Pedagogy 354 Humanity in Legal Education 355 The Law Student as Slave 359 Pedagogical Process: Active Classroom and Text as Resource 367 Victims as Heroes 375 Chapter 10: Racial Standing 383 The Law of Racial Standing 389 Thurgood Marshall 393 The Racism is Permanent Thesis: Courageous Revelation or Unconscious Denial of Racial Genocide 398 Getting Beyond a Property in Race 405 The Black Sedition Papers 413 Wanted: A White Leader Able to Free Whites of Racism 423 Chapter 11: Racism as Meanness 435 Meanness as Racial Ideology: The Port Chicago Mutiny 436 Racial Libel as American Ritual 444 Fear of Black Crime is Political Tool 454 Chapter 12: Popular Democracy 457 The Referendum: Democracy's Barrier to Racial Equality 458 California's Proposition 209: A Temporary Diversion on the Road to Racial Disaster 466 Chapter 13: Race and Class 474 Racism: A Major Source of Property and Wealth Inequality in America 475 A Holiday for Dr. King: The Significance of Symbols in the Black Freedom Struggle 484 Trying to Teach the White Folks 493 Chapter 14: Survival Strategies 509 Redemption Deferred: Back to the Space Trader 510 The Chronicle of the Amber Cloud 520 The Chronicle of the Black Reparations Foundation 526 Beyond Despair 535 The Afrolantica Awakening 540 Chapter 15: Critiques 553 George Taylor, Racism As Original Sin: Derrick Bell and Reinhold Niebuhr's Theology 554 Richard Delgado, Derrick Bell's Toolkit--Fit to Dismantle That Famous House? 572 Eric Ilhyung Lee, Nomination of Derrick A. Bell, Jr. to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 590 Bibliography About the Editors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Race discrimination -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Race discrimination -- United States.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
United States -- Race relations.