Thursday, July 30, 2009


The White House is hosting a bit of "beer diplomacy". The President is trying to "walk things down" from the firestorm he created by saying the Cambridge Police "acted stupidly" by arresting his friend Professor Gates. Our president then went on to remind the country about how racial profiling is still a problem. Forget the hard fact that Black and Latino males commit a disproportionate amount of the crimes in America. That is not important for this teaching opportunity.The beer thing is a sham. Obama is trying to pretend that he and his friends are not ultra-elite persons of privilege. The liberal privileged class of intellectual aristocrats really look down on and hold a regular policeman in distain. Let's have a beer together (because that is what the lowly policeman understands) and afterwards, Professor Gates and Obama will share a fine bottle of French Bordeaux (because that is what the privileged understand).Obama is now going to use this as a teaching moment to show that racial profiling is still a problem and that we have a long way to go in this country. A country that his Attorney General said was a "country of cowards" when it comes to race. I have an idea. Let's use this as a teaching moment to show how a black professor wrongly used the claim of racism. Over................Jack