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