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  •  Apparently mine are better than mew's (0+ / 0-)

    Please show where I quoted you saying, "There was no racism except maybe Gates' racism" or where I claimed you had said it.  

    Ask a grown up to read my post with you. Circle any new vocabulary words.

    Finished now? You now realize the reading problem is all yours and you've made a fool of yourself?

    You have supported, rec'ed and praised all sorts of idiotic diaries and comments that minimize the role of racism while carefully assigning racism to Gates.

    For example, in this "perfect pitch" diary, which is attempting to claim the cops acted stupidly but "It's Not About Race" the diarist insists -- or "nails" according to you:

    Race certainly played a role in Gate's reaction to Crowley.

    Cops racist? Oh, mercy! No!It's not about race. But it's "certainly" about race on Gates'part.

    •  Race definitely played a role (1+ / 0-)
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      But people are always going to their bias. We can't control that. We can certainly control how police use their powers.

      It's impossible to know how much race influenced this incident, even if Crowley admitted to being a staunch racist. Since he hasn't admitted anything of the sort, we can only guess.

      Gates, on the other hand, definitely mentioned race. So yes, it certainly played a role on his part.

    •  For some reason, you've singled me out to argue (0+ / 0-)

      a strawman.  

      While I feel that race played a role in the incident, it is impossible to quantify the significance of race on the incident.  Even more importantly, race is one of those issues that people rarely change their mind on.  You see it the way you see it, and that's the end of the discussion.  My point has been, and continues to be, why arguie about race when the case for arrest was never made (even in Crowley's own report).  Furthermore, I am a man of color that has had numerous acrimonious run ins with the local gendarmerie.  I am the last person to argue that race is not in these matters, however it's my exsperience that once race is involved that's the end of the conversation, especially by the people that most need to be involved.

      "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come." Victor Hugo

      by lordcopper on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 04:06:29 PM PDT

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