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.

Sgt. Leon Lashley says Gates was probably tired and surprised when Sgt. James Crowley demanded identification from him as officers investigated a report of a burglary. Lashley says Gates’ reaction to Crowley was “a little bit stranger than it should have been.”

Asked if Gates should have been arrested, Lashley said supported Crowley “100 percent.”

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP)—A multiracial group of police officers on Friday stood with the white officer who arrested a prominent black Harvard scholar and asked President Barack Obama and Gov. Deval Patrick to apologize for comments the union leaders called insulting.

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

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