My synopsis of this fiasco…
1.) President Obama – Made his first Presidential gaffe by getting involved in this. Made the statement, “The Cambridge Police acted stupidly by arresting him when he provided proof of home ownership…” Which was then transformed (e.g. chopped in half) into a sound bite by every anti-black bigot in America (Obama has gone from a: Muslim Terrorist, Illegal Kenyan Immigrant, The anti-christ, and now the leader of the New Black Panther party, in the span of several months. It’s looking like America is gearing up for a Sarah Palin Presidency. So I’ll enjoy the next three and a half years before Armageddon)…Thus, instead of having this be a transformative moment the entire issue gets swept under the rug. This “beer summit” was purely political and well…not much else.
On the onehand I appreciate the Pres. trying to make the focus healthcare reform and the economy (the two reasons I voted for him)…but if he was just going to waffle on the issue of racial profiling then he should have just said “No comment.” Shame, Shame, Mr. President.
2.) Officer James Crowley – A bully cop, no more no less. Like the typical bully cop he believes he’s above the law and anyone who pisses him off, including senior citizens, deserve to be locked up. He’s also a liar too. There is nothing admirable or honorable about this person. It also turns out that some of his fellow officers don’t really like black folks either (which makes me wonder how the average black man in Cambridge fares when pulled over). Oh well…He probably got trashed and will go back to business as usual.
3.) Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. - The victim in this. Sadly, he was further victimized by this “beer summit.” Imagine having to sit down beside some doofus who arrested you on general principle and having to pretend as though everything is okay? On top of that you are further demeaned by the racists at your school, where you’ve have taught for years, with derogatory racial epithets all over your website and on your front lawn. I imagine it would be akin to the kid at school sharing having to share his toys with the boy that just throttled him. Professor Gates’ life has been altered by this, no doubt.
It made me particularly mad because I was taught to respect the elderly. To see older people abused SICKENS me. I don’t care what color they are.
4.) Beer is so nasty. I don’t see how anyone can drink it. I prefer mixed drinks myself.
Okay, this is OFFICIALLY my last post on this…lol. It is over. America has ADD. We’ll forget about this the moment the next celebrity dies.