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Hey, A White Cop was Accused of Racism by a Black Guy -- So What Else Is New?

By Gary Starr for the Neville Awards
July 25, 2009

Breaking news!! -- a white cop has been accused of racism by an angry black guy.......yawn...pass the peas and corn please.

Wait, this episode is different. Effete elitist snob, Harvard African American Studies professor [i.e. professor of victimology], the highly esteemed Henry Louis "Skip" Gates (and Obama pal) has accused Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley of racism after being arrested at his home for disorderly conduct.

By now the details are familiar but we at Neville will recount...Prof Gates was returning from a very important trip to China where he was researching the genealogy of acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Apparently Gates forgot his house key when he went abroad so he decided to break into his house. Seeing two men breaking into the house a neighbor called 911. The Cambridge Police showed up and, somehow, racism ensued.

Pulling the don't you know who I am routine (did anyone outside lib academia know or care who this guy was until this week?) Gates started mouthing off to Sgt. Crowley.

When Sgt. Crowley asked Gates to step out onto the porch to continue the discussion, the Gate's reply was "I'll speak with your mama outside" and "This is what happens to black men in America." He also called Sgt. Crowley a rogue cop and he should beg for forgiveness.

Classy huh. And how original in thought. All right out of the Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton playbook.

Gates was handcuffed, arrested and later released, the charges dropped.

The article continues below:

Prof Gates has probably been waiting all his life to get this kind of street cred...he'll be dining out on this incident of oppression by "the man" with the Ivory Tower set for the rest of his career. He's a hero, a legend in his own mind. He'll probably get a raise, disability pay and another couple of honorary degrees (he claims 50 already).

So just who is our esteemed African American Studies Professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates? Check out this little rant from 1996:

And this from an interview with Brian Lamb:

Waddaya know...another associate of Obama who hates white people. Jeremiah Wright Part Deux. Harvard should be real proud of this guy.

The racial brouhaha probably would have remained a local Boston story if columnist Lynn Sweet had not given our Fraudinator-in-Chief a lifeline at his healthcare presser. In an attempt to deflect the fact that the Obamacare is tanking in the polls Sweet asked Obama to comment on Gates-gate and it didn't take long for Obama to get in touch with his inner kneejerk Saul Alinksy and blame whitey:

"I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it's fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry; No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, No. 3, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That's just a fact.

So Obama wasn't there but the cops are stupid and Gates is a victim of racial profiling.

Well, the "fit has hit the shan". The cops and the police unions are angry, demanding an apology from Gates and Obama. Sgt. Crowley, to his credit, said he will not apologize, and both parties are threatening legal action...Gates for violation of his civil rights and Crowley for defamation.

Meanwhile Obama, realizing he stepped in it, told ABC on he was "surprised" his comments had caused such a furore. He also invited the aggrieved parties over to the White House for a beer and a chat. Obama may realize that playing the race card and crying racism may not work any more.

Someone please memo the good professor and the president: the Mayor of Cambridge, Mass. is black, the governor of Mass. is black and, oh yeah, the President of the United States is BLACK.

So Obama tried to diffuse the situation by mumbling something about maligning the Cambridge Police Department and "calibrating those words differently" and "to the extent that my choice of words didn't illuminate, but rather contributed to more media frenzy, I think that was unfortunate."

This from Shelby Steele writing in the Wall St. Journal

Obama stopped short of an apology...but being a liberal means never having to say you are sorry.

Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of the victimology hustle. Sgt. Crowley should decline the White House invite and stand his ground. So should the Cambridge Police Department.

The race baitors and shakedown thugs that have been "gettin' paid" for forty years will crumble like a house of cards when challenged. The bar for crying racism has been set too low for too long.

In light of the way Republican Senators were, in Maureen Dowd's disgraceful NY Times article White Man's Last Stand, maligned as racists for daring to actually question Judge Sotomayor on a lifetime of questionable comments and decisions, and the way Sen. Barabara Boxer was finally exposed as the condescending, patronizing racist that she actually is in her treatment of Black Chamber of Commerce President Henry Alford, it's long past time to turn the table on the race-obsessed Democrats and call them and their policies what they are...racist.

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