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Critical Race Theory Part 1

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Paul Preston talks about Critical Race Theory and the events that have taken place since Soledad O'Brien of CNN interviewed  Breitbart.com's Joel Pollak.  The interview which was quit contentious between Pollak and O'Brien centered on Harvard Professor Derrick Bell's "Critical Race Theory" CRT. O'Brien becomes emotional and combative with Pollak as she confronts him about his definition of CRT.  When Pollak asks her to give the viewers "her" definition of CRT O'Brien falters and attempts to dismiss Pollak and wants to move on but Pollak persists and O'Brien in what appears to be taking a cue from someone off set gives an in accurate definition which does not include the central thesis of CRT which is "white supremacy".  

Bell in his CRT declares white supremacy as central to understanding why blacks are suppressed yet O'Brien deliberately obfuscates  the truth in her attack on Pollak.

For days following the interview O'Brien has come under public attack for her deliberate attempt to deceive the viewers.

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