This chronicle is in tribute to the work of Derrick Bell, past, present, and future. I have borrowed his character Geneva Crenshaw as part of that tribute, and I hope she helps me raise some of the issues that he has taught us are important.
All characters in this chronicle are fictional, including Professor Culp and Professor Bell. Any relationship they may have to the real Professor Bell and Professor Culp is dictated by the requirements of creativity and the extent to which reality and fiction necessarily merge. I know that the real Derrick Bell is wiser than the one captured fictionally here, and I believe that is sometimes true of the real Jerome Culp.
Jerome M. Culp Jr.,
The Michael Jackson Pill: Equality, Race, and Culture,
Mich. L. Rev.
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mlr/vol92/iss8/9