“From reading the actual news story, this is what I understood the situation to be. A 911 call was made and the caller stated that 2 black men were breaking into the house. When the police arrived Mr. Gates refused to comply with a police request to come out of the house and talk with them. He also refused to show his identification. Racial profiling? No. Racial profiling setup? Yes, Against the police. Mr. Gates oviously needed to have material for a new book. What better way to obtain it.”
lynettema on Jul 22, 2009 at 15:17:48
“If you're from Iowa. You should know better. The last line in your post gives you away as someone who will believe whatever the Wingers say.”
martib on Jul 22, 2009 at 15:07:28
“I guess we're chipping away at racism and I'm sure there are plenty of Americans, black and white, who have much ambivalence about the issue. I am offended that anyone would suggest Prof. Gates would be glad to have simply found new material for a book! Was this comment meant to be funny?
How can anyone know for a fact what Prof. Gates was thinking or whether this was racial profiling or not? How can anyone know what was in the mind of the neighbor who called 9-11, other than that she felt concerned? Both have been victims of some form of stereotyping. Thank heavens no guns were fired!
I believe people should learn about what it means to have empathy for those who've historically been marginalized.
Is it okay for nurses and doctors to tell patients that the pain they feel isn't real?”
dct1999 on Jul 22, 2009 at 14:41:38
“Except he showed his identification and Harvard University verified his identity and the fact that he is the legal resident of the home. Even the police report includes that information.”