If the story doesn’t work – change the story. It wasn’t racial profiling – it was abuse of power. This is the newest story line from Mr. Gates and Al Sharpton. How many ways do Henry Louis Gates and Al Sharpton intend to try and smear the good name of Sargeant Crowley?
Their other argument – the charges have been dropped so they must have been wrong. What’s not reported (except by Ann Coulter of course) is that Mr. Gates’ attorney called the Mayor to complain about the charges and the Mayor used his influence to get the charges dropped. No one really expected the charges not to be dropped. Funny if you were listening to the news cycles and interviews the first couple of days, no one mentioned it. It was only after the racism charges were being ripped apart did the “charges were dropped” argument start rising to the top of the scum.
Who do you think has more credibility when it comes to racial issues.
Highly respected. Teaches against racial profiling.
Race baiting. Racist. Tax Cheat. Did he ever apologize to the Duke LaCrosse team?
“Because of racism, I never would have been allowed to compete on a more or less level terrain with white boys and white girls.”
Without ‘affirmative action’ Mr. Gates would not be where he’s at today. That’s right all you black children out there – without the governments help you cannot succeed. What kind of message does this send to the children of his race? You are not equal, you are not good enough, you are not smart enough, you will never be accepted by the white people – unless the government makes them.
Those parents out there that allow your children and young adults to be taught by this man (and other racists like Mr. Gates) are the cause of the continuance of racism. You are allowing the Henry Gates, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cornell West and Carl Dix’s of the world to form your childrens opinions on race – are you nuts! These men are not friends of the black race, if racism were to suddenly be gone these men would be out of business and seeking a bail-out from Obama. These are millionaires in the BUSINESS of racism.
I find it interesting that Mr. Gates like Obama speaks in very different tones depending on who he is speaking to. After listening to the video above I was left with the feeling that Mr. Gates was yet another black racist that blames the white race for all the ills of the black race. However, when you take a look at his interview with the Martha Vineyard Magazine he has a very different tone.
I’m just a poor boy from Piedmont, West Virginia. I’m from a village – a small town of two thousand people where everybody spoke to everybody. That’s what I like about Martha’s Vineyard. And I also like the class diversity and the racial diversity.
How would you describe race relations on Martha’s Vineyard? Do you think there is a divide?
Not at all. In fact, there are a few things that are special about race relations on Martha’s Vineyard. First of all, the Island must have the highest concentration in the world of successful, middle- and upper-class black people. If you’re a successful black person, chances are you’ve raised your children in predominantly white neighborhoods, and they’ve attended predominantly white schools. Martha’s Vineyard allows the black upper-middle class to get to know each other, and it allows our children to socialize every day with other black children – and white children – of their same educational and economic backgrounds. This is particularly valuable for mixed-race children: They don’t feel abnormal for being smart and the children of successful people. This performs a very important function within the African American community.
As I come away from reading his interview, I’m left with the feeling that Mr. Gates believes that midde-upper class people are not racists. It’s just those damn lower class white Americans. Now I’m sure Mr. Gates meant say to middle-upper ‘income’ people, right? And the message for the ‘mixed’ children from Mr. Gates, don’t feel abnormal because you’re smart and have successful parents, huh? Is Mr. Gates implying that children with two black parents are not smart? only mixed children? or does he mean that black children that are not middle-upper class are not smart?
Interesting article at Riehl World View lays out the questionable charity ran by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Inkwell Foundation, which Mr. Gates mentions often and was even wearing the t-shirt when he’s being interviewed this week (I’m sure he wasn’t overtly trying to take advantage of his 15 minutes of fame).
Henry Louis Gates, Jr controls a tax-exempt, non-profit charity, Inkwell Foundation, Inc, that managed to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars in direct support in one year, yet only gave out $27,500 in grants, the bulk of which went to Gates’ employees and Harvard colleagues.
According to the Boston Globe in September 2008, the Inkwell Foundation is essentially a bogus charity.
So, Obama is proud that he’s ‘started conversations’. I’m not sure he’s going to like the conversations that have began.