Friday, July 24, 2009
This is amazing to me. A lot of white people are lining up ready to defend the police; yet with the election of Barack Obama, millions of white people rush out and purchase guns because they fear that their civil and consitutional rights will be eroded by government. The police are the government, and I would bet that anarchists, libertarians, NRA members, etc. would have done exactly what professor Gates did (which was to get upset). You are a man in your own home (property rights), you’ve done nothing wrong, and you don’t want anyone telling you what to do in your own home.
As far as the African American community is concerned, and members of minority groups around the world are concerned, they all fear the police; and everyone fears police states.
So let's be honest about who we side with in this instance and why we side with them.