Skip to comments.A Conversation with Skip Gates: "My mother hated white people..."
Posted on 07/25/2009 5:45:08 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
"LAMB: At one point you had a line in there, something to the effect, "My mother despised white people."
GATES: My mother hated white people.
LAMB: All her life?
GATES: Probably. I didn't know until -- in 1959 we were watching Mike Wallace's documentary called "The Hate that Hate Produced." It was about the Nation of Islam and I couldn't believe -- I mean, Malcolm X was talking about the white man was the devil and standing up in white people's faces and telling them off. It was great...And she loved Malcolm X and she loved what the Muslims were doing..."
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"...And so when I brought my fiancee home, who happened to be a white American, I thought World War III was about to break out between me and my mother, not to mention between my mother and my fiancee.
LAMB: And is your wife white?
GATES: Yeah. She's white."
So Gates hates white people but marries a white woman.
Gotta be something freudian in there.
This is an interesting twist.
He looks like he has a fair amount of white in him also. Self-hater.
Gates’ email: email@example.com
He’s in good company with ozero and holder. Funny it was white people who founded this country and it was white people who fought and died in the war between the states and it was white people who passed the civil rights legislation. Guess none of that really matters.
Applies to a cur too!
Wikipedia: Cur refers to a mutt, a dog of mixed ancestry, typically characterized as one who tends to growl frequently rather than maintain calm.
>>>> the white man was the devil and standing up in white people’s faces and telling them off. It was great. <<<<
These liberal “scholars” seem to overlook the fact that we have access to their past interviews.
The Wright Disciples
It doesn’t matter. The liberal media will cover for them.
Hate is an emotion that doesn’t have to be logical. It loves to be fed and politicians love to feed it.
What happened to the first white wife?
There’s a lot more black hatred than white hatred. Most white people don’t spend any more time thinking about black people than black people spend thinking about American Indians. Really, unless it’s “in your face” crap it’s usually a yawn...
"..Gates sits on the boards of many notable arts, cultural, and research institutions, and currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, where he is Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research..."
Academic Race Pimp.
Thanks for posting. I like Brian Lamb but he has a method of bouncing around with questions while interviewing that absolutely drives me crazy. Here is an example:
(the answer to question as to where did word ‘nigger’ come from)
“GATES: No, linguists have. They can trace it to the 17th century. And it’s, again, a debasement of negro or a debasement of Niger, N-I-G-E-R, like the Niger River, or nigars, N-I-G-A-R-S, the word which was used to describe the first 20 or so slaves who came to Jamestown in 1619.
LAMB: How many daughters do you have? “
How could one possibly go from asking a heavy question like that without a followup question and then swerving 180 degrees to asking about how many daughters does he have? Bizarre. He asks good questions but asks them randomly and appears to not even be listening to the answers.
I can see why he’s friends with Zero...they have the same racist ideology! They are both involved with whites, (via family or spouse), and yet they both scream racism at the white man.
see WEB DuBois CV
Gates, like’s to use the n work alot. Guess I am not surprised. The only thing holding up race relations in America is the idiots like Gates who just can’t teach another generation that they might be wrong harboring hate.
Its scary for my grandkids, and a bit sad because its all so pointless.
Not only whites.
Gates hates his mother as well and married a "white" woman to piss her off.
Both these guys are seriously messed up in the head. What the hell have we gotten ourselves into?
Funny how FR was gone shortly after this was posted...
THEY are the ones who believe whites are superior.
Look at the left with that in mind and their race fetish is more readily understood, though certainly not acceptable.
If they didn’t believe whites were superior they wouldn’t try to pull a tenth of the crap they pull on white people.
What is most amazing is how white people take it on the chin so often for being white yet never realize that they are being disriminated against.
White guilt gone wild, I guess.
But they are CLEARLY the racists nowadays. They don’t even try to hide it any longer.
Whitey must pay for what dead strangers did to other dead strangers long ago.
It’s insanity on parade, folks.
I don’t take ANY of it on. I was born white and as innocent as any black baby.
Unless you believe there is something evil in the DNA of whites, that is.
Careful now, lefty.
The Klan is alive and well. Only the colors have changed.
Before they took her off she hugged me and she said, 'Look, I'm going to die, and I want you to love your father and be good,' you know, all that stuff. And I cried, of course, hysterically. Then I went upstairs and I prayed that God would bring my mama back, and if he did, I would give my life to Christ."
Think of the inverse, a white woman marries a black man who hates whites.
What must she think of herself?
What about the Mob in New England such as
Luigi Baby Shacks Manocchio or NY or NJ, etc.
It would be interesting to see the Nation of Islam go at it with the original Mafioso. Where would the Kennedys stand. LOLOLOL.
But I heard NOI may have some significant trouble coming their way over Michael Jackson.
The auction company has made sworn affidavits over being threatened...
Just the beginning of their problems if Mama Jackson has any say so about it.
I noticed that as well.
And this clown has the gaul to insult the *cop’s* mother.If I was the cop “having a beer” with this racist at the White House I’d spit it in his face and mutter “yo mama” after having done so.
Gee, isn’t that nice
Thank you for posting this link. I found the interview fascinating, especially in light of his more recent work. I have kept very quiet about Professor Gates and haven’t posted yet about him, but want to say a couple of things.
In the last few years I have followed his African American Lives series one and two with great interest, especially since genealogy is my passion. I learned quite a bit about him in the programs, and saw how absolutely astonished he himself was to find some of the family stories he grew up with were unfounded. He also discovered he was 50% white and 50% black—and was especially surprised to find he had maternal white blood.
I honestly believe that this whole incident has taken on a life of its own. He was jet lagged. He was tired. He probably wasn’t thinking too clearly, and he probably popped his mouth off. My disappointment, if this is what happened, is that he has continued to call the policeman racist, and this spread to his daughter. That’s where I’ve really lost respect for him.
I will await further developments, though, and not call him names. I do hope that the audio of whatever the police have is released, and I hope that some good will come from all of this.
I do look at him differently now than last week, but hope that we will have more clarity on what happened in the future.
As to our President...I am really disappointed in him.
No...this guy doesn’t have issues with whites, not at all... ;-/
Just how many industrialised democracies were in existence - wherein individual rights are protected - evolved organically in Africa?
Really, what would it take for them not to?
The old adage about a dead girl or live boy would surely not be enough. Obama would have to decree that all journalists be shot at dawn before they'd write one word of serious criticism.
I thought it was weird too, PghBaldy. In fact, I was a little freaked. LOL.
Obama’s won the election, remember? No need to throw Gates under a bus, particularly with the number and gusto of the partisan media shills.
Funny you should mention Africa...
At Yale, his interest in Africa deepened. Since the age of 10, he had obsessively studied African geography, memorizing the names of the "presidents, leaders, and petty dictators" of the emerging African countries of the early 1960s. At the same time, black kids were joking about "Ubangi lips"and, as he puts it, "big-d*** motherf***ers" who would "swing in trees and shit, living in grass huts." All the kids watched Ramar of the Jungle on TV every Saturday morning. But Gates was also fascinated by "the idea that black peopleAfricanscould actually run a whole country or fly airplanes or do electronic technology without some white colonial looking over their shoulder." link
I could only wish that they could find something everyday to be glad about. Get up every morning and thank God they are living in America, and thank God their relatives were the ones responsible for them being here. Do they want to go back?
I see nothing now but for this episode with Gates to open the race cavern wider and wider, he and the President have given their permission to further inflame the race issue.
I don't hate anyone never have, except those that espouse hatred for they are of the devil as he is hate.
Making its debut in 1952, RAMAR OF THE JUNGLE was created by Jon Hall, who also starred in the show. As the doctor Tom Reynolds (who returns to the jungles of his youth to treat natives and battle villains), Hall entertained audiences for the next two years with his wild endeavors. With assistance from his associate Howard Ogden (Ray Montgomery), as well as a succession of native guides, the doctor encounters a number of exotic foes, including witch doctors, smugglers, scientists, fierce tribes, and wild animals. This collection of episodes includes the show's premiere episode entitled "Evil Trek," as well as "Contraband," "Jungle Terror," and "Striped Fury."
Your welcome. I had heard about the esteemed professor, but when I started digging I was kind of shocked to read the things that he had been quoted as saying. He sure seems to be carrying around a lot of racial baggage. IMO.
And most of these white women end up abandoned with little children who will never know their father. Obama struggles with that one mightily. Double whammy for him - his Mom ditched him back in Hawaii to live with the Grandparents rather than let him stay with her and grow up in the streets of Jakarta. I still have money on someone else fathering Obama - Uncle Frank, Malcom X - who knows. Maybe both Gates & Obama had Mamas who loved the X-man.
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