The Sanctification of Derrick Bell

The New Yorker runs a hagiographic profile of the founder of Critical Race Theory

Amidst the ongoing debate over “Critical Race Theory,” The New Yorker recently decided to run a feature on one of its founders, the late lawyer, civil rights activist, and Harvard law professor Derrick Bell (1930-2011). But “The Man Behind Critical Race Theory” by Jelani Cobb is less a profile than a hagiography. Cobb faithfully follows hagiography’s fi…

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