Democracy, being a human construct, needs to be thought of as directionality rather than an object. As such, to understand it requires not so much a description of existing structures and/or other related phenomena but a declaration of intentionality.
This blog aims at creating labeled lists of published infringements of such intentionality, of points in time where democracy strays from its intended directionality. In addition to outright infringements, this blog also collects important contemporary information and/or discussions that impact our socio-political landscape.
All the posts here were published in the electronic media – main-stream as well as fringe, and maintain links to the original texts.
[NOTE: Due to changes I haven't caught on time in the blogging software, all of the 'Original Article' links were nullified between September 11, 2012 and December 11, 2012. My apologies.]
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
NAACP Slams Fox News Attack on Obama for Praising, Hugging Pioneering Black Prof. Derrick Bell
The NAACP’s Benjamin Jealous responds to recent attacks on the late
Derrick Bell, the first tenured African-American professor at Harvard
Law School. Fox News host Sean Hannity played a video showing
then-student Barack Obama hugging Bell during a protest over Harvard’s
failure to hire minority faculty. Former vice-presidential candidate
Sarah Palin on Hannity’s program called Bell a "radical college racist
professor." "I think, quite frankly, Sean Hannity was afraid to talk to
Derrick Bell directly, because this [video] has been out there for
years," Jealous says. "If he had, he would have encountered somebody of
tremendous compassion, of tremendous intelligence and of tremendous