Rhymes with Right brings us the story of a little kid who, at night had brick thrown through his bedroom window. On it was a racial epitaph and threat. Because the little child was white, and the ones throwing the brick with the racial threat were black, it is not being treated as a hate crime?
Do hate comes only occur when they are committed by white people against those of another race? Is it alright for someone to dislike people of another race as long as they don’t let that dislike spill into everyday affairs? Or – is it only acceptable for the intellectuals of minority races to be racist against white people?
There is no doubt Henry Lewis Gates has, at one time or another, been disposed to make a racist comment or two about white people. When confronted at his home, did Gates allow his racism against white people to taint his treatement of a good cop?
So now Henry Lewis Gates will repair to his summer digs on Martha’s Vinyard and work on a piece for PBS. He will probably schmooze with his pal, Barack Obama.
Does Barack Obama have an “issue” with the Cambridge Cops?