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The lesson of the Gates incident? Americans have moved on from racism, liberals have not. How do liberals believe we should fight prejudice against blacks? Teach prejudice against whites.
I said ‘Officer, can I help you?’ And he said, ‘Would you step outside onto the porch.’ And the way he said it, I knew he wasn’t canvassing for the police benevolent association. All the hairs stood up on the back of my neck, and I realized that I was in danger. And I said to him no, out of instinct. I said, ‘No, I will not.’
In a PC world, whites are viewed as primitives if they claim fear based on race, yet Gates is widely endorsed, up to the presidential level, for his prejudice against a white law enforcement officer.
He says ‘Can you prove that you’re a Harvard professor?’ I said yes, I turned and closed the front door to the kitchen where I’d left my wallet, and I got out my Harvard ID and my Massachusetts driver’s license which includes my address and I handed them to him. And he’s sitting there looking at them.
Before even knowing the story, or investigating the claims of Sgt. Crowley, liberals jump to the conclusion that Gates was a victim, and the cop a criminal. They nod knowingly ("Of Course!") when Gates says his instincts told him that he was in danger.
Now it’s clear that he had a narrative in his head: A black man was inside someone’s house, probably a white person’s house, and this black man had broken and entered, and this black man was me.
Gates is an expert in racial profiling because he teaches others how to do it. Crowley is an expert in racial profiling because he teaches police cadets how to avoid falling into the trap. Sgt. Crowley seeks to keep the racial component from infecting his professional efforts, while Professor Gates has built his career upon the celebration of the racial divide.
So he’s looking at my ID, he asked me another question, which I refused to answer.... He didn’t say, ‘Excuse me, sir, is there a disturbance here, is this your house?’—he demanded that I step out on the porch, and I don’t think he would have done that if I was a white person.
By his own description, Gates was hostile and uncooperative to Sgt. Crowley as the policeman tried to determine if the scene was safe after having responded to a call that two men were breaking into the house. And he responded with bigotry.
But at that point, I realized that I was in danger. And so I said to him that I want your name, and I want your badge number and I said it repeatedly.
What is a bigot?
a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices ; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
That certainly sounds like Professor Gates as he describes his own thinking, but it's also a description of liberals in general, who voiced knee jerk and adamant support for Gates while, for some reason, failing to muster any empathy for those in the difficult position of doing police work. And I thought they were experts at empathy. An Example? Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick coming down on the side of Gates.
"I guess I would say you ought to be able to raise your voice in your own house without risk of arrest.”
Like Governor Patrick, the President made the mistake of following his "instincts." Meaning he saw things pretty much the same as did Al Sharpton.
"This arrest is indicative of at best police abuse of power or at worst the highest example of racial profiling I have seen," Reverand Al Sharpton told the Associated Press. "I have heard of driving while black and even shopping while black but now even going to your own home while black is a new low in police community affairs."
What is prejudice?
Irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion.
When you to look up prejudice and bigotry in the dictionary, you might find a likeness Henry Louis Gates - were the available space not already taken up by liberal bigots of greater stature.