Resistance to the Gates/Obama outrage growing
Finally, the people who ought to apologize are being called on to apologize.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A black police officer who was at Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s home when the black Harvard scholar was arrested says he fully supports how his white fellow officer handled the situation.But there they go with that “scholar” business again. I may be wrong about this, but I don’t think that prominent white college professors are routinely identified as “the Harvard scholar,” or “the Yale scholar.” It seems to me that the phrase is an honorific is reserved for favored prominent blacks, yet another form of affirmative action given to substandard persons of hue to puff them up yet further.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 24, 2009 03:02 PM | Send