But wait, there's more:
The Cambridge cop prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. claims is a racist gave a dying Reggie Lewis mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to save the Celtics [team stats] superstar’s life 16 years ago Monday.
“I wasn’t working on Reggie Lewis the basketball star. I wasn’t working on a black man. I was working on another human being,” Sgt. James Crowley, in an exclusive interview with the Herald, said of the forward’s fatal heart attack July 27, 1993, at age 27 during an off-season practice at Brandeis University, where Crowley was a campus police officer.
The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on understanding racial profiling.Gates, however, says the Sgt. Crowley is a racist. So let's ask the question: Who has advanced his career by highlighting and exploiting race?
Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class about racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy after being hand-picked for the job by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black, said Academy Director Thomas Fleming.
"I have nothing but the highest respect for him as a police officer. He is very professional and he is a good role model for the young recruits in the police academy," Fleming told The Associated Press on Thursday.
As a black intellectual and public figure, Gates has been an outspoken critic of the Eurocentric literary canon and has instead insisted that black literature must be evaluated by the aesthetic criteria of its culture of origin, not criteria imported from Western or European cultural traditions that express a "tone deafness to the black cultural voice" and result in "intellectual racism."No wonder he sees racism everywhere, even in Cambridge. He's a professional. Meanwhile, Sgt. Crowley is being taught to keep his place.
Glad to see President Hopenchange leading us to that post racial future.
UPDATE 24 July 2009 10:06: Welcome visitors from View From The Porch, and thanks Tam! Take a look around. One thing that I didn't say in my post (but this is a great time to add) is that Cambridge, Massachusetts is Ground Zero for political correctness. You knew that.
But Cambridge has an African-American Mayor, Massachusetts has an African-American Governor, and you all know about President Hopenchange. Every one of them is a member of the same closed circle of lefty elitists as Gates. It's unsurprising that they've all closed ranks with this Harvard Jackass. I'd say disappointing, but my expectations of the lot of them weren't that high to start with.
I can't say that I'm a big fan of Unions, but this case is the poster child for why we need them - to protect the little guy from the Bosses. Good grief - I'm channeling Joe Hill. God save this Honorable Republic ...
UPDATE 24 July 2009 11:54: I don't know why this cracks me up, but it does. #1 out of 600 Million ...
Update 25 July 2009 17:57: It's even worse. Boy, Howdy. Gates running a charity that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars but only gives tens of thousands in charitable grants?