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									Derrick BellDerrick Bell
A foremost legal and social thinker, Derrick Bell began challenging conventions with his now classic text Race, Racism and American Law. In his fictional allegorical stories and stimulating essays, Bell explores the fault lines in our social fabric and ways to repair them.

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Name:
Derrick Bell
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
November 6, 1930
Place of Birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Education:
A.B., Duquesne University, 1952; L.L.B., University of Pittsburgh Law School, 1957
Awards:
Teacher of the Year Award by Society of American Law Schools, 1985

*  Derrick Bell's official web site




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Selected Works

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								Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth, Author: 
								Derrick Bell.

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Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth
by Derrick Bell
Bell, having taken dramatic stands for equality in his own life, is more than qualified to pen this series of meditations on the tensions between achieving success and maintaining one's integrity. Taking instances from his own life and from those who have inspired him (including Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers), Bell crafts a rubric for ethical success.
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								Gospel Choirs: Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home, Author: 
								Derrick A. Bell.
*  Race, Racism, and American Law (1973)
*  And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice (1987)
*  Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism (1992)
*  Gospel Choirs: Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home (1996)
*  Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth (2002)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism, Author: 
								Derrick Bell.

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Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism
by Derrick Bell
Bell's controversial New York Times bestseller includes the memorable story of a group of space aliens who offer to solve all of America's environmental and economic woes in exchange for the country's black citizens. The story's conclusion, in which the whites agree to sacrifice the blacks, serves as a powerful metaphor for Bell's views on racism in our society.