Despite the mainstream media’s refusal to be objective where the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is concerned, the truth continues to emerge as the general public’s unprovoked, sincere and candid thoughts and feelings about our beloved Minister Farrakhan continue to be made known in the court of public opinion. A sample of Harvard professor Derrick Bell’s commentary is posted below. For a full statement by Prof. Bell, find it in our book Who Do They Say I Am: The Vindication of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Anything out of the accepted is seen as a problem, by an awful lot of us. When Lewis Farrakhan speaks to his audience he upsets a hell of a lot of white people, you see. But while he is speaking to the needs and the hopes and what have you, of the people to whom he is speaking, and that’s just going to happen. I see Lewis Farrakhan as a great hero for the people. I don’t agree with everything he says, and some of his tactics, but hell, I don’t agree with everything anybody says. (MacNeil Lehr News Hour, 2012)
Smart and super articulate, Minister Farrakhan is perhaps the best living example of a black man ready, willing and able to ‘tell it like it is’ regarding who is responsible for racism in this country …. Every black person important enough to be interviewed is asked to condemn Minister Farrakhan–or any other truly outspoken black leader. (Bell, 1993)