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Running head: DERRICK BELL; RACIAL REALISM 1 DERRICK BELL; RACIAL REALISM INSTITUTION AFFILIATION INSTRUCTOR DATE
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DERRICK BELL; RACIAL REALISM Derrick Bell; Racial Realism (topic #3) Truth be told, the struggle by black people and other minority groups to attain justice, freedom and dignity is probably older than anyone can recall. The black community has, however, been the most affected by the racial profiling. Despite the often sprouting of leaders such as Martin Luther King to liberate the people, their efforts have been met by violence and sometimes even resulting to death. As they strive for racial equality, the war is not easy and the notion that the judiciary and courts were their allies in seeking justice were just superstitions. despite numerous histrionic civil rights movements and sporadic legislative victories, the racial stereotyping has persisted for a long time. The blacks can never be viewed as equal or even close to the whites. In fact, Derrick feels that the fight for racial equality is only a fantasy or a goal that has no hopes of being achieved (Bell, “ RACIAL REALISM”). Bells continue to make his cry for the black community calling for new strategy formulation if the blacks are going to attain equality. His pessimism in the issue is very evident, and he claims out rightly that “black people will never gain full equality” in America. According to him, even the few positive moves that the ethnic group, as they call them, label as success are only temporary with short-lived relevance and were bound to be forgotten very soon. He feels that patterns are made, and racial profiling is a permanent aspect of the society and white dominance will always take back its place. Racial profiling is a permanent part of the American social and political community and there is need to reset the goals of social justice to attain equality. In his works, Derrick incorporates legal analysis, self-reflection and also tells stories to give hope to the people if they heed his call of restructuring their approach. He brings out the idea of radical racism which has been marked with a significant transition from the old thinking.
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DERRICK BELL; RACIAL REALISM He also borrows heavily from the critical race theory which seeks to determine how and why racism continues to persist despite the radicalization and the universal efforts to eradicate it. According to Harris, Angela, Kimberlé, Gotanda, Peller, Thomas (2012) in their analysis of the critical race theory, it is a paradox how efforts by the polite society and state policies have not been able to eradicate racism. They also seem to conquer with Bells that racism has become
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