Tuesday, July 21, 2009


So I just read this article on cnn, http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/21/massachusetts.harvard.professor.arrested/index.html, and it does seem kinda suspicious to me that someone would get arrested for disorderly conduct in a public space when you are actually in your own home.

Pretty much what happened was that Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr, of Harvard returned home from a trip to China to see his front door damaged. He along with his driver banged the door open, a lady passing by called the police (would she have called the police if it were a white man she had seen?)The police came, Gates wasn't happy and being questioned, accused the officer of being a racist and was then arrested!

I can imagine that the (I assume) White officer did was approach Gates accusingly and rudely, and that ia all you need to get anyone's back up. Was the officer racist I don't know. There is an inherent racism in everyone, that is just how society has programmed people, to be suspicious of, look down on and belittle the Black man. Even a person who mentally and psychologically knows that such biases are not right, you can't always erase it from your mind. I guess it just goes to show that no matter how far up the tree you climb, and Iwould say distinguished professor at Harvard is pretty high, you will always encounter these situations.

1 comment:

Jameil said...

let's not mince words and call this what it is: RACIST!!! boston lives up to its rep once again.