On President Obama’s Words About Arrest of Black Harvard Professor, Henry Louis Gates

Black man muzzled

More than one non-white person has been terrorized into retracting and/or not using words to reveal truth about the subject of racism (white supremacy). President Obama , the black news broadcasters pulled before the camera, as well as , apparently, several non-white police officers were likely all subjected to this coercion this week concerning the Dr. Gates arrest at his Cambridge, Massachusetts residence; a facility that Professor Gates has been permitted to use by some Harvard officials who are racist suspects (white persons who are mentally capable of practicing white supremacy) .

An excerpt from my May 30, 2009 post applies to the current news stories about President Obama’s statements on black Harvard professor, Dr. Henry Louis Gate’s arrest. That post was entitled The New York Times says “Sotomayor’s focus on race may be hurdle”

“For about the last twenty-five years, as racism (White supremacy) has become more refined, there have been far more broadcasts of non-white persons being charged with being racist or “reverse-racists” than broadcasts in which white persons are charged with acts of participation in real (functional) racism (white supremacy).
It is extremely rare for a non-white person to publicly charge a specific white person with being a Racist. Non-white people are terrorized into avoiding such speech. When such a rare instance does occur, other non-white people are terrorized into disassociating themselves from and/or condemning the remarks and/or the non-white person who made them. Further, the charge of racism will not “stick” against a white person unless it is validated by one or more other white persons. And, that validation is astronomically rarer. The non-white person will, as a result, suffer harsh consequences such as harassment on and/or loss of his/her job. Usually, there will be a counter-accusation by one or more white persons that it is actually the non-white person who is a racist. These white persons will make this counter-accusation with IMPUNITY. And, in most cases this charge of “racism” or “reverse-racism” will be made against a non-white person who has not made a charge of racism against any individual but has simply made clear statements or asked clear questions about the subject of racism (white supremacy).

On the other hand, a white person is very rarely charged by anybody of actually being a Racist. What is said is that something was “racially charged,” or “had undertones of race,” etc. Whereas, …. non-white people are actually charged with being a “racist.” [‘or playing the race card’] Even after Mississippi Senator Trent Lott said we’d all be a lot better off if Strom Thurmond had won his 1948 bid for the presidency, I do not recall any white person being quoted as saying that Lott is/was a Racist (White Supremacist). Many white people stepped forward to say that Sen. Lott’s statement was “unfortunate” and/or “insensitive” but that they knew he was not a Racist (White Supremacist).

Persons with the power and intent to mistreat other people will do so and will make it a crime for a victim to defend himself/herself from the mistreatment. This includes punishing any speech that brings attention to the mistreatment.

Here are excerpts from two typical stories today showing how non-white people have been muzzled from speaking about racism (white supremacy).

By NANCY BENAC, Associated Press Writer– 7/24/09
“WASHINGTON – Knocked off stride by a racial uproar he helped stoke, President Barack Obama hastened Friday to tamp down the controversy. Obama, who had said Cambridge, Mass., police “acted stupidly” in arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., declared the white arresting officer was a good man and invited him and the professor to the White House for a beer.
Obama conceded his words had been ill-chosen, but he stopped short of a public apology. He personally telephoned both Gates and Sgt. James Crowley, hoping to end the rancorous back-and-forth over what had transpired and what Obama had said about it. Trying to lighten the situation, he even commiserated with Crowley about reporters on his lawn.
Hours earlier, a multiracial group of police officers had stood with Crowley in Massachusetts and said the president should apologize.”

President Obama tries to reclaim race high ground By ALEXANDER BURNS Politico | 7/24/09
“With two phone calls and a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room Friday, President Obama attempted to recast his role in the debate over Monday’s arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. by the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department.
Obama phoned both Gates and James Crowley, the police sergeant who arrested Gates, inviting them to the White House for what could be a made-for-television event advancing a narrative of racial reconciliation.
And in remarks to the White House press corps, the president responded to outcry over his charge that Cambridge police had “acted stupidly” in their handling of Gates’ arrests. Obama acknowledged that he “gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sergeant Crowley specifically,” conceding he might have “calibrated those words differently.”
But the larger question for Obama going forward is whether the week’s events have recast something far more fundamental in the public mind – Obama’s persona as a post-racial leader, a president who offered himself to voters as a figure of racial reconciliation.

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3 Responses to “On President Obama’s Words About Arrest of Black Harvard Professor, Henry Louis Gates”

  1. Two thumbs up!! Great article Cree!

  2. CREE-EIGHT Says:

    Thank you for taking the time to read the post, goog. I hadn’t planned to write more about that specific incident. In a way, every piece that has followed has been a follow-up. When we replace the system of white supremacy (domination with one of justice there won’t be any more incidents like
    “Obama-Gates.”

  3. Very descriptive article, I liked that a lot. Will there be a part 2?

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