Comment Last Three
August 02, 2009
The recent racial issue in Cambridge, MA is a typical reverse discrimination incident. A white police officer arrests a black man who is disruptive and will not cooperate with the police. The problem is that the black man is a university professor who teaches classes about overcoming racial issues. Mr. Gates was showing his racial prejudices, just like Reverend Wright.
The arrest of Henry Louis Gates. reminds us that we do not live in a post-racial society due to a post-politically correct society that wants to find victims. Look at the recent judicial case against white firefighters where the President's Supreme Court nominee ruled against them only because they were white. The Supreme Court just ruled in their favor and said that the white firefighters were wrongly denied promotion.
Why did the governor of Massachusetts remark that Mr. Gates has experienced "every black man's nightmare." Much of what has been publicly discussed pushed a stereotyped narrative to a public with a sense of collective "white guilt." It was Mr. Gate's fault that he was arrested, but once again the black guy needs an excuse and wants to be a victim of the system and society.
Mr. Gates is an elder elite, radical-thinking, well-educated bigot. He tried to insult a blue-collar police officer, who was following standard police procedure. The arresting officers only put their hands on Mr. Gates to handcuff him when he refused, after several warnings, to cooperate with police efforts to sort out the situation and secure his own property.
In adopting an adversarial attitude based on an assumption of racial bias, Mr. Gates rejected an opportunity to exercise the hard-won right to have his property protected. The Stupid Act was on Mr. Gates' part, not the police.
President Obama, absent the facts, claimed the arresting cops acted "stupidly," without using proper judgment and without relying on their years of service and training. The President was wrong in this matter and the "Beer Summit" did not heal the wounds he caused to the rest of America.