Monday, October 10, 2011

In Memoriam: Derrick Bell -- Standing Up and Speaking Out Even in Absolutely Losing Situations

"In all my courses, I really have to teach the basic messages of my life . . . that the rewards, the satisfactions, are not in being partner or making a million dollars, but in recognizing evils, recognizing injustices and standing up and speaking out about them even in absolutely losing situations where you know it's not going to bring about any change — that there are intangible rewards to the spirit that make that worthwhile."
--Derrick Bell, Professor of Law, New York University