Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lucia Whalen Should Apologize Too!

The story about Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. being arrested at his home in Cambridge, MA is complicated. Liberal Cambridge is racist and black folks who live there know it well. I am one of them.

Well, one Lucia Whalen (40) said that she saw two black males with backpacks attempting to break into the house. And supposedly she also said that as far as she knew no black people lived in that house. She even waited for the police to show up, I guess expecting to be labelled some kind of hero. Ware St. is posh and expensive indeed, as well as most of Cambridge.

Well, let me just say this, I appreciate people looking out for their neighbor's houses, but her description of the two black males is just so so bigoted. Not only, that it could have led to people getting shot unnecessarily.

Turns out, Prof. Gates, had just returned from a trip to China. It was 12:30pm. He was wearing a blue blazer, his chaffeur was wearing a black suit. Neither had a back pack. There was a Lincoln Town car parked out front and three pieces of luggage on the porch. HELLO Lucia!

This reminds me of the image they show people for two seconds. Someone stabbing someone else. The bulk of the time, white folks will say that it was a black man stabbing a white man. In reality it is a black man getting stabbed by the white man. Whites like Lucia have bigotry programmed into them.

Let's see what that Harvard alumni magazine that Lucia works for needs says about this incident. People offended should not send in any donations as protest.

And to the white folks who keep telling us black folks to 'get over it', I say, try living as a black person for a week. Then see if you feel the same. We'll get over it, when white folks see us a ordinary human beings!

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Read an interview with Prof. Gates HERE:

Excerpt from THE ROOT:

My driver is a large black man. But from afar you and I would not have seen he was black. He has black hair and was dressed in a two-piece black suit, and I was dressed in a navy blue blazer with gray trousers and, you know, my shoes. And I love that the 911 report said that two big black men were trying to break in with backpacks on. Now that is the worst racial profiling I’ve ever heard of in my life. (Laughs.) I’m not exactly a big black man. I thought that was hilarious when I found that out, which was yesterday.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Arresting Gates after it was established this was his house was merely vindictiveness on the part of cops who hate the notion that anybody can “mouth off” to them - and especially, this being Boston, that a black man can be permitted to get mouthy.

In other words, yeah, the arrest was racist in nature, uncalled for, and is going to result in a hell of a lot of pain for those cops and their department. And well it should!

forwhatitsworth said...

In this "teachable moment" what is missing from the dialog is the gender aspect of the story.

For example: Would the issue be about race if Lucia Whalen had seen two African American women on the front porch that day?

Would she have called the police or asked the women if they needed help?

Anonymous said...

Another case of someone speaking before they know the facts. Whalen did NOT say that it looked like black men breaking in. Just someone "editing their coments to meet their objective." Get the facts before you act like an expert on anything.

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Anonymous said...

Yep, this has the redneck crackers talking indeed!

Anonymous said...

Lucia Whalen did an outstanding job of calling in the incident.

She never mentioned race until the 911 prompted her TWICE to identify the person's race as white, black or Hispanic.

Even then she said MAYBE Hispanic but made it clear that she didn't know for sure and she couldn't identify the person already in the house.

She also made it clear she had seen suitcases (not backpacks) and that the person pushing in the door might live there.

Lucia Whalen did not behave in a racist manner. Neither did the Dispatcher. The only mention of "two black men" is in Sergeant Crowley's police report.

Anonymous said...

You should right a post apologizing for all the negatives things you write about Mrs. Whalen rather than write things about how she should have spoken up sooner.

Anonymous said...

You should apologize for your words. Lucia did NOTHING wrong...

But hey, people will jump on an issue hopping it supports their agenda.