Sunday, August 2, 2009

A chip off the old block?

Does "Skip" Gates bi-racial daughter have a chip on her shoulder?

Cute, but (although it's hard to tell from a single snapshot) she
looks kinda hard & angry. Mean eyes and a bitter twist to the
corners of the mouth.

From her article on the "Beer Party" with the Prez. Green is her, red is me:

"...I first caught sight of Sgt. Crowley’s lovely daughter; she was wearing an appropriately heavy and charmingly untrained amount of green eyeliner ...the now infamous Sgt. James Crowley ...I might agree with the president’s initial statement that the “Cambridge Police Department acted stupidly" , my father is not the first nor will he be the last black man to be arrested for no reason SGT Lashley confirms> —in his own home or elsewhere—and Sergeant Crowley isn’t the first officer to fudge a police report. <>...They are simply pawns in the rebirth of unfashionable intolerance <> ...As my father said on the plane yesterday morning on our way to the White House, “there are approximately 800,000 black men in prison and on July 16, 2009, I simply became one of them.” "

Read it all and judge for yourself.

I find it tragic that we are still enmeshed in racial divisiveness, anger and self-pity -- even in view of all the progress that we have clearly made in this country. We're not yet perfect (nor will we ever be), but we're far better than anyplace else on the surface of this planet. Dissenting comments are welcomed -- but please be prepared to back-up your positions.

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