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Obama regrets choice of words after arrest
    #10737016 - 07/25/09 09:21 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

The man can admit he was wrong?  Fancy that.

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WASHINGTON–Trying to tamp down an uproar over race, U.S. President Barack Obama said yesterday he used an unfortunate choice of words in commenting on the arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates and could have "calibrated those words differently."

The president said he telephoned the white policeman who arrested Gates, and he said the conversation confirmed his belief that the officer was a good man and an outstanding officer.

Obama said later that he had spoken to Gates as well.

When asked about the arrest at a prime-time news conference earlier this week, the president caused a stir when he said Cambridge, Mass., police had "acted stupidly" by arresting Gates for disorderly conduct at his own home. The charge was later dropped.

Yesterday, Obama made an impromptu appearance at the daily White House briefing in an effort to contain the controversy. He said he continued to believe both the officer, Sgt. James Crowley, and Gates had overreacted during the incident, but the president also faulted his own comments.

"This has been ratcheting up, and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up," he said.

The incident began when police went to Gates' home last week after a passer-by reported a potential break-in.

Earlier yesterday, Dennis O'Connor, president of the Cambridge Police Superior Officers Association, said Obama's remarks were "misdirected" and Cambridge police "deeply resent the implication" that race was a factor in the arrest.




wtf?  Did the president even explicitly say that race was a factor at any point? (to the cops, I mean).  I'd say they did act stupidly, insofar as the black professorman didn't really need to be arrested.

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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: Minstrel]
    #10737471 - 07/25/09 12:33 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Apparently the black officer at the scene of the arrest doesn't agree with you:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j4S-r9G0m8HEq4JAFUw7_epFRb9QD99KVBQG1

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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."

Gates has said he was the victim of racial profiling.

President Barack Obama says the officers "acted stupidly." Lashley called Obama's remark "unfortunate" and said he should be allowed to take it back.




Gates is clearly a complete asshole.


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: Minstrel]
    #10737825 - 07/25/09 02:01 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

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Minstrel said:
The man can admit he was wrong?  Fancy that.

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WASHINGTON�Trying to tamp down an uproar over race, U.S. President Barack Obama said yesterday he used an unfortunate choice of words in commenting on the arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates and could have "calibrated those words differently."

The president said he telephoned the white policeman who arrested Gates, and he said the conversation confirmed his belief that the officer was a good man and an outstanding officer.

Obama said later that he had spoken to Gates as well.

When asked about the arrest at a prime-time news conference earlier this week, the president caused a stir when he said Cambridge, Mass., police had "acted stupidly" by arresting Gates for disorderly conduct at his own home. The charge was later dropped.

Yesterday, Obama made an impromptu appearance at the daily White House briefing in an effort to contain the controversy. He said he continued to believe both the officer, Sgt. James Crowley, and Gates had overreacted during the incident, but the president also faulted his own comments.

"This has been ratcheting up, and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up," he said.

The incident began when police went to Gates' home last week after a passer-by reported a potential break-in.

Earlier yesterday, Dennis O'Connor, president of the Cambridge Police Superior Officers Association, said Obama's remarks were "misdirected" and Cambridge police "deeply resent the implication" that race was a factor in the arrest.




wtf?  Did the president even explicitly say that race was a factor at any point? (to the cops, I mean).  I'd say they did act stupidly, insofar as the black professorman didn't really need to be arrested.

EDIT: article link




What a pussy Obama is.  Just like Dick Durbin.

Never apologize to the right.  Ever.


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: Minstrel]
    #10737956 - 07/25/09 02:40 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

>  Did the president even explicitly say that race was a factor at any point?

Gates said,  "This is not about me; this is about the vulnerability of black men in America."  By directly supporting Gates, without knowing the details of what happened, yes, Obama suggested taht race was a factor.  But if that isn't enough, then Obama said that he was unaware of “all the facts race played in the incident” and admitted that “Skip Gates is a friend, so I may be a little biased here."  Finally, about the incident, he said, "race remains a factor in our society.”

So yeah, I would say that Obama claimed "that race was a factor."


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: TGRR]
    #10743175 - 07/26/09 03:04 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

yeah fuck that. speak your mind.


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: JackofSpades]
    #10759054 - 07/29/09 01:50 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Saying he shouldve re calibrated what he said is not an apology. He shouldve said that as a black man straight out of the hood in a privileged neighborhood, at a private school in Hawaii he saw the the cracker violate the rights of the downtrodden black man on a continuous basis. Therefore he was correct in immediately assuming that the cop had to be a stupid racist.  And of course the educated black man was once again guilty of being black in America.

It's amazing these Negros have utilized every preferential advantage this country has given to them, have therefore become successful, yet are the first to cry racism. Our country is ruled by a negro, he is now the most powerful man on the fucking planet, voted for by a majority of whites, yet they claim that this country is so rife with racism, that by default the cop had to be a racial profiling cracker.

On a side note the department of justice has a great deal of statistics to prove that those most likely to be victims of racism/hate crimes are WHITE males living in urban settings. Black males commit crimes against whites, such as murder, rape, violent assaults, robbery, etc. at hugely disproportionate rates. So who's the fucking racists?


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: Therian]
    #10762473 - 07/29/09 05:08 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Where are the hate crime statistics..I would be interested in seeing those...

Second: America is still rife with racism. If you really need me to explain that to you then your not even worth the time. Like seriously, take a look at which racial populations tend to live on the rich side of town and the poor side of town--it isn't just a random occurrence that people associate the words, "ghetto, poverty, and black" together.


How many whites are born into economically padded lifestyles compared to blacks?


On top of all this the police did act like a bunch of fucking assholes. Arresting someone in their own home? A fucking Harvard professor at that? Clearly they just wanted to prove they had bigger dicks, whether it was a racially motivated incident is irrelevant, had they left Gates at his home there would have been no threat to society.

FUCK the police. Especially in this case. They were pissed at Gates and decided to arrest him, he was no threat, he wasn't going to hurt anyone and he wasn't committing a crime. To reiterate, fuck the police and what the fuck is Obama doing backing down from calling their behavior stupid. It was. You don't arrest Ivy League professors in their own home, they aren't dangerous and don't need to be incarcerated in a steel cage. End of fucking discussion.


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: JackofSpades]
    #10772611 - 07/31/09 06:17 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Dude, like seriously,I don't even know where to begin with you.  Before I even give you the crime stats which are easy to look up, here is an excerpt from an article written about the torture/murders of two whites by 5 black men. This article is found on blacknews.com,and is authored by a black man.


However, the gruesome murders of Christian and Newsom does cast a troubling glare on an aspect of violent crime in America crime that isn’t much talked about beyond the rants of white extremists. And that’s that whites are far more likely to be the victims and blacks their assailants in interracial crimes than the other way around. Those crimes are seldom if ever labeled hate crimes. In the past five years according to FBI figures, on average there were about 1 million and a half to 2 million racial crossover crimes in the country.




High Numbers of Black on White Crime
Approximately 34 million acts were committed in the U.S. in 1992--about 94,000 crimes daily. This is a Justice Department estimate. We don't know the exact number, because many, if not most, crimes are not reported. We do know, however, that the national crime rate-crimes per capita-has tripled over the past 30 years, and at least 71 percent of all violent crimes involve some kind of economic loss.
 
 

Distorted Statistics Prior to 1986, Hispanics were classified as a distinct and separate racial group. Not anymore. The FBI and U.S. Census Bureau no longer distinguish between Hispanics (who are actually Spanish speaking Indians for the most part) and Whites; their crimes are lumped together in one ethnic pot. The 22,354,059 Hispanics living in the U.S. do not exist, at least not in the ethnic sense when it comes to the FBI compiling criminal statistics for mainstream and news organizations. Included by the FBI as "WHITES" is not only Hispanics, but also West Asians, Jews, Middle Easterners, North Africans, Iranians, Iraquis, Libyans, Palestinians, and refugees from the former Soviet Union.

The question that immediately comes to mind is: "Why would the FBI and the U.S. Census Bureau classify persons of Hispanic origin as being white?" The answer might surprise you. The FBI and the U.S. Census Bureau, along with mainstream media purposely distort criminal statistics and conveniently classify Mexican-Americans as white because they do not want the American public to know the truth--that Blacks are responsible for committing the vast majority of crimes here in the United States. For example, in 1993, there were 20,343 Americans murdered: Blacks, who compromise 12 percent of the U.S. population, committed 11,686 or a whopping 58 percent of those murders. The black murder rate was 38.8 per 100,000. Based on their murder rate in 1986, Hispanics committed an estimated 2,242 murders in 1993. This is 10.7 per 100,000. 76 percent of the U.S. is White (European-American) and they committed only 29.5 percent of the murders. On the other hand, Black and Hispanic minorities combined constitute 21 percent of the population, yet they committed a staggering 68.7 percent of the murders in the U.S. during 1993. This means, on a per capita basis, a Black person is 12.3 times as likely to commit murder as a White person. Since this information is not deemed "politically correct" and would perhaps offend the black segment of society, it is offset by falsely inflating the per capita basis for whites by backhandedly including Hispanics and other ethnic groups.
 
 

Here are some more shocking statistics:
 
 

More than 1,600 Whites are murdered by Blacks each year.
 
 

Blacks murder Whites at 18 times the rate Whites murder Blacks.
 
 

About 1 million Whites were murdered, robbed, assaulted, or raped by Blacks in 1992.
 
 

In the last 30 years, 170 million violent and nonviolent crimes were committed by Blacks against Whites in the U.S.
 
 

Blacks under 18 are more than 12 times more likely to be arrested for murder than Whites the same age.
 
 

Some 90% of the victims of race crimes are Whites.
 
 

Blacks commit 7.5 times more violent interracial crimes than Whites, although they comprise only one-seventh of the White population.
 
 

On a per-capita basis, blacks commit 50 times more violent crimes than Whites.
 
 

Some 27 million nonviolent crimes were committed in the U.S. in 1992 alone. 31% of the robberies involved Black offenders and White victims; only 2% involved White offenders and Black victims.
 
 

1.3 million of the 6.6 million violent crimes committed in the U.S. each year are interracial.
 
 

Between 1964 and 1994, more than 45,000 people were killed in interracial murders in the U.S., compared to 58,000 Americans killed in Vietnam and 38,000 killed in Korea.

The above stats were collected by an Australian reporter, Neil Sheehan, who dug out half-concealed U.S. crime figures for an article in the Sydney Morning Herald (May 2, 1995). The contents of his article, he commented, could not possibly be published or discussed in the U.S. mainstream media.

One wonders how many Whites have to be killed by Blacks before the N.Y. Times and Dan Rather break the conspiratorial silence about the number of White casualties in the guerrilla war being waged against them by Blacks. Paved With Good Intentions, a book by Jared Taylor, also studies crime statistics by race. It must be stressed that Blacks make up only 12% of the population according to the 1990 U.S. census (and Black males about 6%), but they commit a vastly disproportionate number of violent crime. Mr. Taylor reveals:  60.5% of all Blacks are armed with some type of weapon at all times.  98% of all youths arrested for gun fights in Atlanta are Blacks.
 
 
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Second: America is still rife with racism. If you really need me to explain that to you then your not even worth the time. 




Alright smart guy, I'll admit that America is still rife with racism, but the whites ain't the racists. Look at the stats, whites are the victims. Why is it that whenever you hear of a hate crime it always has to do with the rare occasion when the black is the victim? The overriding majority of the time when interracial crime takes place, whites are the victims.
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lIke seriously, take a look at which racial populations tend to live on the rich side of town and the poor side of town--it isn't just a random occurrence that people associate the words, "ghetto, poverty, and black" together


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And why do you think it is that many blacks live in poverty? Why do you think Oprah spent millions of dollars to build schools in Africa? I'll tell you why, she herself said American black students are unmotivated and unwilling to learn. Yes a black woman said that about her own people! She stated that when she went to inner city schools they all wanted her to give them new cell phones, designer shoes, plasma televisions, etc. When one refuses an education, the ultimate end to the natural progression of events is under/unemployment, poor paying jobs, teen pregnancy, drug use, violence, etc. Below is a small piece of an article pointing out Oprahs double standard when funding a school in Africa


"Yes, Oprah spends R60 million on schools in Africa instead of the United States. Her reasoning is the children in Africa want to learn, unlike the children in the inner cities of the USA, who only make trouble.

The main point to this all, is Oprah is a RACIST. Can you even imagine a White man, say Bill Gates, trying to contribute funding to an all WHITE school for White children only? People like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would not only call him racist, but they would do their best to destroy him and bankrupt his businesses. Our US government would call it illegal and shut the school down unless minorities were allowed to go to the school.

Why don't the blacks at least admit that they are incapable of producing prosperity without the aid from the White man. At least there would be honest reasons as to WHY they fail at EVERYTHING they do. The reason they fail is twofold:
(1) They are born with a low IQ and this is unchanging without help from a supreme being "God".
(2) They have extreme levels of aggression and little self control. This is genetic and inherent in all blacks."

Tell me why ghetto,poverty, and crime are not associated with Asians? Why is it that so many Asians come to this country with absolutely nothing, initially living in abject poverty, but they are not associated racially with disproportionate levels of crime? Why do so many blacks hate Asians? The blacks have said they feel the Asians are attempting to take over their traditional black neighborhoods with Asian businesses.

How is it that Asians that have far less income, can't speak the native language,(then again neither can most Negros), yet in a few short years can open their own businesses in predominantly black neighborhoods, and become prosperous? How is it that their children that can't even speak English can score so much higher on standardized tests than the Negros? Why is it the majority of Asian immigrants children go on to college and become successful when initially coming from the same neighborhoods as the blacks, yet they had  even fewer resources? I think you instinctively know the answer to this, and if you refuse understand, then you aren't worth MY time.

quote]You don't arrest Ivy League professors in their own home

A fucking Harvard professor at that?[/quote

What the fuck does being a Harvard professor have to do with anything? Is he exempt from abiding by the same codes of conduct as everyone else? Apparently so. Is he unable to commit crime based on his occupation. By the way he is no fucking Steven Hawking, he teaches liberal arts Negro culture studies/ b.s. 

There is a well known man from a city I lived in for years. His mother was a congresswoman, she represented Michigan's 13Th district in the house of representatives, his father was a chief of staff and a business consultant for a large firm. He graduated with honors from Florida A&M, earned his J.D from Detroit College of Law, taught at Florida and Detroit. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1996, was elected the democratic floor leader and later the house Democratic leader, becoming the first negro to lead a Michigan legislature.

Sounds pretty impressive. This man was well decorated, highly respected by the black community,therefore he could never commit crime, the cops would only be fucking with him due to his race? That's exactly what he said. He also cried racism over and over again. Of course this was after he was charged with and was guilty of conspiracy, assault,perjury, corruption, misconduct in office, obstruction of justice, along with infidelity, as well as accusations of involvement in murder and more.

He spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayers dollars on strippers, pedicures, alcohol, private cars, spa treatments, family vacations at exclusive resorts. He gave his friends hundreds of thousands in no bid contracts, had the state give his wife's non profit agency she started and was the only employee in hundreds of thousands more. He had city workers illegally fired. He had his campaign workers go into Alzheimer's retirement homes to "help" the patients fill out their ballots. And on and on.

Jesus Christ, you couldn't even begin to fabricate all the bullshit this asshole negro did. So what happened when the cops came to subpoena him? He freaked out, assaulted the cops, and wanted to know what a black female cop was doing in a car with a white male cracker officer. He also gave them the "don't you know who I am" card. When convicted over and over again, of course he blamed it on the white racist jurors. When he was being accused he said it was racism and akin to what the Nazis did to the Jews.

Of course when it became known he was being investigated, he then threw out the "I've never been called a nigger so many times before" bullshit. Once again playing the negro perpetrator and "victim" simultaneously. You can read about my ex asshole/negro mayor here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwame_Kilpatrick
This whole I've been discriminated against by the white cops bullshit may be new to you, but in Detroit we've been dealing with it for years. The decorated black man gets busted for whatever reason, and ultimately must blame all his problems on the racist ills of society, this after they've done everything in their power to screw their own selves over. Yeah fuck the police!

You can read below about the affirmative action policies and negro relation studies taught by Gates and others. Fuck the elitist black assholes to reiterate, fuck the negro race baiting hypocrites. "End of fucking discussion"


The Rise of Campus ‘Racism,’ Part II
by Samuel Taylor

The first part of this article (AR of April, 1991) described the hysteria with which American colleges root out white racism, real or imagined, and their indifference to clear acts of minority racism. This concluding part reports on some of the extraordinary measures that colleges have taken to ensure white “sensitivity” to minorities and on growing disaffection among white students.

 
In the current witch-hunting atmosphere, nothing that is done in the name of suppressing “racism” need surprise us. In April, 1987, Wellesley College in Massachusetts commissioned a Task Force on Racism in response to incidents reported on other campuses — there had been no complaints at Wellesley. The task force predictably reported that Wellesley was “covertly racist,” so it has committed itself to hiring more minority teachers, and now requires freshmen to take a course in non-Western culture.

Harvard University recently put on a week-long program of AWARE seminars (Actively Working Against Racism and Ethnocentrism). John Dovidio, the keynote speaker, explained that all white Americans are racist, 15 percent overtly so and 85 percent more subtly. A black speaker, Gregory Ricks, explained that Ivy League colleges deliberately sap the confidence of blacks, and wondered if they weren’t practicing a particularly slick form of genocide. One professor suggested that teachers should edit out any facts from their lectures that might offend minorities, because “the pain that racial insensitivity can create is more important than a professor’s academic freedom.” Another professor agreed that teachers should have less freedom of expression than other people, because it is their duty to build a better world. Finally, Lawrence Watson, Co-Chairman of the Association of Black Faculty and Administrators, had this advice for minority students: “Overreacting and being paranoid is the only way we can deal with this system … Never think that you imagined it [racial insensitivity] because chances are that you didn’t.”

 
Overreaction now appears to be institutionalized at Harvard. Insensitivity was nipped in the bud when the dean for minority affairs learned that dining hall workers were planning a “Back to the Fifties” party. The fifties were segregated, argued the dean, so such a party would smack of racism.

The University of Michigan marked the 1990 celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday with a series of vigils, seminars, and lectures that involved virtually every department. Some of the offerings were nothing short of heroic. The classical studies department gave a talk on “Ancient Greece and the Black Experience,” and the nuclear engineering department offered a session called “Your Success Can Be Enhanced by Positive Race Relations.” The School of Natural Resources lectured on “Environmental Issues and Concerns: The Impact on People of Color.” As university president James Duderstadt explained, “We’re reinventing the university for 21st century America.”

Most of the time, reinvention takes the form of required courses that are supposed to “sensitize” white students to the needs of non-whites and to open their eyes to their own covert racism. The University of Connecticut recently set up a required course on “race, gender, and cultural diversity.” The University of California at Berkeley, beginning this year, requires students to study the contributions of minorities to American society. English Composition is the only other campus-wide requirement. The University of Wisconsin campuses at Madison and Milwaukee, New York State University at Cortland, and Williams College have also instituted race-relations requirements in the last year or two.

 
There are no blacks at all at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa. Nevertheless, it feels it must get on the bandwagon and combat racism too. Special seminars are held every year, and in 1990, freshmen were put through a month-long immersion course on racism. At least one student was so struck by what he was taught that he reportedly wants to travel to other parts of the country to see racism first hand.

The University of Texas at Austin tried to slip “sensitivity” into its freshman composition classes. Instead of writing essays on literature or novels, first-year students were to write about civil rights and affirmative action court decisions. The proposed course change was only just thwarted.

There are powerful forces at work, folding the proper racial attitudes into courses on all subjects. At Barnard College in New York City, teachers who assign readings from the works of “minority women” get cash rewards paid for by grant money. The Ford Foundation recently announced grants worth $1.6 million to 19 different schools to “diversify” faculties and course content.

Gag Rules

On many campuses, the campaign for racial sensitivity has taken the form of regulations limiting free speech. Emory University, Stanford, Arizona State University, and the Universities of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and over 125 other colleges have rules under which students may be punished for speech that offends racial sensitivities.

At the University of Michigan, a rule was passed that prohibited students from, for example, venturing the opinion that women may be inherently better than men at understanding the needs of infants, or that blacks may be naturally better at basketball than whites. A student filed suit, claiming that the regulation prohibits legitimate research, and his view was upheld by a federal judge.

Most of the time, the rules go unchallenged. The University of Connecticut has what is probably the most pathetically broad “sensitivity” code in the country. It forbids not only all the usual bad words but “inappropriately directed laughter,” of all things, and “conspicuous exclusion [of another student] from conversation.”

Entire courses have been dropped in the name of “sensitivity.” 
Needless to say, speech restrictions are applied unequally. At the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) there was a campus newspaper comic strip about a rooster that was attending the university. When a character in the strip asked the bird how he had been admitted, the rooster replied, “Affirmative action.” The editor of the paper was promptly suspended for racial insensitivity. However, when a UCLA minority student newspaper said that Europeans “do not possess the qualities of rational thought, generosity and magnanimity,” nothing happened.

In some cases, double standards like this are not simply the result of haphazard enforcement; they may be official policy. Some college officials distinguish between the speech of “insiders” from that of “outsiders.” White males are “insiders,” and must govern their tongues. Everyone else is an “outsider,” so need not worry. Professor Charles Lawrence of Stanford argues that speech codes should protect only members of “historical victim groups,” that is, everyone but white males.

It is a sad day when our universities, which supposedly promote academic freedom and unrestricted inquiry, bind their members with tighter restrictions than does society at large. As was clearly stated at Harvard, some academics think that ministering to the sensitivities of non-whites is more important than truth or free debate.

In February of this year, Brown University actually expelled a student for breaking the campus gag rule. Douglas Hann, a varsity football player, celebrated his 21st birthday by getting drunk and yelling the word “nigger” to no one in particular. When told to pipe down, he replied with obscenities and shouts of “faggot” and “Jew.” Mr. Hann’s behavior was certainly loutish, but commentators were hard-pressed to think of a previous case of a college student being expelled because of something he said.

Pruning the Curriculum

 
Entire courses have been dropped from colleges in the name of “sensitivity.” Reynolds Farley, an acclaimed demographer at the University of Michigan stopped teaching a popular undergraduate course, Race and Cultural Contact, after he was criticized for racially insensitive observations. Other faculty members at Michigan have cut discussion of race-related subjects from their courses for fear of attack.

At Harvard, Professors Stephan Thernstrom and Bernard Bailyn stopped teaching a course called “Peopling of America,” after they were tarred as racists. Their crimes? Professor Bailyn had read in class from the diary of a white slave-owner, whereas students insisted on hearing the slave’s point of view. The fact that Professor Bailyn had pointed out that no slave diaries have been found didn’t matter.

Professor Thernstrom gave offense by using the word “Indian” instead of “Native American,” and “Oriental” instead of “Asian.” He also assigned a book that ventured the view that some people disapprove of affirmative action, and — most egregiously — he himself went so far as to suggest that the breakup of black families contributes to black poverty. This was racism, pure and simple, and a course that contained such venom had to go.

The same content restrictions do not, of course, apply to non-whites. Leonard Jeffries is chairman of the Africana Studies department at the City College of New York. He believes that whites are temperamentally inferior to blacks, that as “ice people,” they are greedy and aggressive. Blacks, or “sun people,” are humanitarian and generous. He also says that “rich white folks” could well be promoting the spread of AIDS among blacks. Professor Jeffries fills his lectures with this nonsense and often taunts the white students in his classes.

Michael Levin is a professor of philosophy at the same institution. After studying the evidence, he has concluded that blacks are, on average, naturally less intelligent than whites. He has published this view in academic journals, but his students of all races agree that in the classroom he is scrupulously fair and sticks to philosophy.

There have been many student demonstrations against Professor Levin, some of which have disrupted his classes. For a time, the university forbade him to teach introductory philosophy on account of the racial views he has never expressed in class. He has been physically prevented from speaking in public, called a “horse’s ass” by one newspaper columnist, and denounced by virtually everyone. By the end of 1990, the university had begun proceedings that could lead to revocation of tenure. Professor Jeffries came to public notice only as an afterthought to the furious denunciations of Professor Levin. He continues to teach his racial nonsense with no fear of disturbance.

There is another racial double standard on campuses that is just as stark. Black students frequently shut themselves off in a kind of voluntary segregation that would be impermissible to whites. At many colleges, for example, most blacks choose to live in all- or mostly-black dorms. Any whites who expressed a desire to live among whites would probably be expelled.

Honest blacks acknowledge this double standard. As Shelby Steele writes in Harper’s magazine (Feb. 1989), “Administrators would never give white students a racial theme house where they could be “more comfortable with people of their own kind,’ yet more and more universities are doing this for black students …”

 
At Berkeley, there are certain floors in the library that
blacks have taken over, where whites do not feel welcome. 
Rather than work for or read the school newspaper, many blacks gravitate towards black student newspapers with names like Black Ink (University of North Carolina), Black World (State University of New York at Stony Brook), or even The Black Explosion (University of Maryland). Many black papers contain puerile, anti-white sentiments of the sort that would never be allowed if expressed by whites about blacks. Obviously, there is no such thing as a “white” student newspaper, even on campuses where whites are a minority.

At U.C. Berkeley, there are certain floors in the library that blacks have taken over, where whites do not feel welcome. At many campuses, including both Harvard and Yale, there are all-black fraternities. Berkeley guarantees on-campus housing for blacks but not for whites. At the University of Illinois, blacks hold a separate, informal commencement ceremony, with their own speakers.

Alice in Wonderland

American college campuses have turned themselves into racial versions of Alice’s wonderland, from which any semblance of logic has disappeared. Every formerly white enclave has been forcibly integrated in the name of tolerance, while overt, non-white separatism is promoted in the name of … the same thing. Whites must police their speech — and at University of Connecticut even their laughter — for traces of anything that could possibly be construed as “insensitivity,” while black professors openly lecture their students on the inferiority of whites. Non-whites are free, even encouraged, to show racial pride, and to develop racial consciousness through “Black Student Unions,” “Latino Community Centers,” and “Asian Task Forces.” Whites are expected to smother any trace of racial consciousness and to rejoice whenever European culture is displaced by Third-World Studies.

White students have watched repeated assaults on their race and culture with astonishing passivity. A few, though, have begun to fight back by organizing White Student Unions. The first such organization to receive any media attention was founded in 1988 at Temple University by a senior named Michael Spletzer. Temple put up every possible resistance, but could find no way to deny whites their own student union when other races had theirs. Mr. Spletzer rejected the inevitable charges of white supremacy. “White people are being discriminated against by affirmative action,” he said. “We feel that giving scholarships, jobs or anything else because of race is wrong and they should be given on merit alone.” In January 1989, when the union tried to recruit members, clusters of black students shouted obscenities and threatened violence.

A similar organization has been established at the University of Florida at Gainsville and has met with the same shrill opposition. White student unions have sprung up at the Universities of Nebraska and New Orleans as well. Given the long history of open, systematic preferences for non-whites on campuses, it is surprising that white organizations have been so long to appear. There will surely be more of them.

Official reaction to white student organizations has been illuminating. Groups that complain about prejudice against whites are denounced as “racist.” According to the topsy-turvy thinking that governs race relations in America, “equality” means preferential treatment for non-whites, and any white who doesn’t submit gladly to discrimination is a “racist.”

Perhaps most laughable is the solemn explanation that is inevitably offered for this rise in white “racism.” President Reagan is to blame for not having done enough to promote systematic preferences for non-whites. His inaction is said to have fostered a climate in which whites began to think it was all right to vent their prejudices against non-whites. This is, of course, dead wrong. If Ronald Reagan had spent eight years shoving affirmative action into yet more corners of American life, there would be far more white student organizations than there are today.

Although the racial thinking on American colleges is more overtly and spectacularly cuckoo than in the rest of society, it is based on the same assumptions: (1) That white racism accounts for all the failures of non-whites, (2) that any expression of white pride or consciousness leads to oppression of non-whites and is therefore evil, but (3) that racial pride among non-whites is healthy and virtuous. It is only a small step to the conclusion — openly promoted by some minorities — that simply to be white is an offense, while to be a “person of color” confers a form of moral superiority.

This kind of thinking is bad enough anywhere, but it is particularly harmful at colleges. Not only is it beaten into young Americans at a susceptible age, it is used to curtail debate and even to suppress the truth if the truth might hurt feelings. American universities have by no means given up their mission of education. Nevertheless, they do not hesitate to subordinate it to the mission of fostering a divisive, anti-white racial ideology. 

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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: Therian]
    #10772617 - 07/31/09 06:20 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Regretful words!



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    #10773038 - 07/31/09 09:34 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: zappaisgod]
    #10773051 - 07/31/09 09:39 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Apparently the black officer at the scene of the arrest doesn't agree with you:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j4S-r9G0m8HEq4JAFUw7_epFRb9QD99KVBQG1

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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."

Gates has said he was the victim of racial profiling.

President Barack Obama says the officers "acted stupidly." Lashley called Obama's remark "unfortunate" and said he should be allowed to take it back.




Gates is clearly a complete asshole.





Gates being a complete asshole and the race of people with opinions has nothing to do with whether the arrest was proper.


I've still not seen any reason why Gates should have been arrested.  Makes no sense to me why that was neccesary, particularly because just citing him was available and apparently not tried- from what I've read.



I don't understand the reaction of people... Just cuz Gates is race baiting and the issue isn't remotely deserving of this national attention doesn't mean the officers behaved as they should have.


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: johnm214]
    #10773285 - 07/31/09 10:43 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I will slow this down.  He  was  interfering    with  an    officer    in    the    performance    of    his    duties    and    causing    a    public    nuisance.

Given that I don't think he ever provided ID with that address on it, he could have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.  Don't you find it interesting that none of the neighbors could say he lived there?  That his residence is elsewhere on another document and that the house he broke into is only mentioned as the HQ of his fake charity?


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    #10774499 - 07/31/09 02:36 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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don't bother with therian; he's a stormfrom type.




Yeah, but he's funny as hell, in a sort of "laughing at the trailer trash" kinda way.


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    #10774505 - 07/31/09 02:37 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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I will slow this down.  He  was  interfering    with  an    officer    in    the    performance    of    his    duties    and    causing    a    public    nuisance.





A public nuisance?  I love that.

I wonder if someone will decide that the teabaggers are a "public nuisance"?


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: TGRR]
    #10774741 - 07/31/09 03:18 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I think they get permits and follow the law.


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: TGRR]
    #10774807 - 07/31/09 03:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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don't bother with therian; he's a stormfrom type.




Yeah, but he's funny as hell, in a sort of "laughing at the trailer trash" kinda way.




wish you were funny...


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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: Therian]
    #10774900 - 07/31/09 03:55 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

You are racist and ignorant.

You should love all people and recognize that race is not a biological trait, it is a social construction. I think its sad that you can't see past your bigotry. I'm sorry you're ignorant.

Maybe one day you will see that there are just human beings and the categories and separations we see in people are what prevent us from living in peace and harmony.

One love for all people, regardless of how society defines them.

All men are brothers.


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    #10774933 - 07/31/09 04:00 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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don't bother with therian; he's a stormfrom type.




Yeah, but he's funny as hell, in a sort of "laughing at the trailer trash" kinda way.




wish you were funny...




I'm sorry, I wasn't aware you were a racist.  I shall make an effort to be more sensitive about that in the future.  I can use smaller words, too.


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    #10774941 - 07/31/09 04:01 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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I think they get permits and follow the law.




Yeah, just like the original tea party crowd, right?

HAR HAR!

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Re: Obama regrets choice of words after arrest [Re: TGRR]
    #10774959 - 07/31/09 04:04 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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novumorganum said:
don't bother with therian; he's a stormfrom type.




Yeah, but he's funny as hell, in a sort of "laughing at the trailer trash" kinda way.




wish you were funny...




I'm sorry, I wasn't aware you were a racist.  I shall make an effort to be more sensitive about that in the future.  I can use smaller words, too.





still not funny....


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