The Derrick Bell Reader (Critical America #75) (Hardcover)

The Derrick Bell Reader (Critical America #75) By Richard Delgado (Editor), Jean Stefancic (Editor) Cover Image
By Richard Delgado (Editor), Jean Stefancic (Editor)
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An essential collection of the writings of progressive lawyer and race activist Derrick Bell

Lawyer, activist, teacher, writer: for over 40 years, Derrick Bell provoked his critics and challenged his readers with uncompromising candor and progressive views on race and class in America. A founder of Critical Race Theory and pioneer of the use of allegorical stories as tools of analysis, Bell's groundbreaking work shattered conventional legal orthodoxies and turned comfortable majoritarian myths inside out.

Edited and with an extensive introduction by leading critical race theorists Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, The Derrick Bell Reader reflects the tremendous breadth of issues that Bell grappled with over his phenomenal career, including affirmative action, Black nationalism, legal education and ethics. Together, these selections offer the most complete collection of Derrick Bell's writing available today.

About the Author

Richard Delgado (Editor) Richard Delgado is John J. Sparkman Chair of Law at the University of Alabama and one of the founders of critical race theory. His books include The Latino/a Condition: A Critical Reader (coedited with Jean Stefancic) and The Rodrigo Chronicles. Jean Stefancic (Editor) Jean Stefancic is Professor and Clement Research Affiliate at the University of Alabama School of Law. Her books include No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America's Social Agenda. She and Delgado edited Critical Race Theory: The Cutting Edge.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780814719695
ISBN-10: 0814719694
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2005
Pages: 493
Language: English
Series: Critical America