Derrick Bell Showed Love and Sacrifice For His Black Female Colleagues

While conservatives try to discredit his legacy, we remember why Derrick Bell was such a pioneering scholar and activist.

By Jamilah King Mar 08, 2012

Legendary legal scholar Derrick Bell has been back in the news again. From the grave, conservative activist Andrew Breitbart targeted the late academic’s association with President Obama because of his pioneering work in the field of critical race studies. It’s an ultimately sad stunt, considering Bell’s decades of work to untangle the messy conversations about race in America.