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A Conversation with Skip Gates: "My mother hated white people..."
CSPAN/Booknotes ^ | October 1994 | Skip Gates and Bryan Lamb

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 I found it interesting to learn that his first wife was white...

"...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."

1 posted on 07/25/2009 5:45:08 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Dinah Lord

So Gates hates white people but marries a white woman.

Gotta be something freudian in there.


2 posted on 07/25/2009 5:48:49 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Dinah Lord

This is an interesting twist.


3 posted on 07/25/2009 5:48:56 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Dinah Lord

He looks like he has a fair amount of white in him also. Self-hater.


4 posted on 07/25/2009 5:49:14 PM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: Dinah Lord

Gates’ email: hgates@fas.harvard.edu


5 posted on 07/25/2009 5:50:29 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Dinah Lord
like I said in another post....”a stray dog usually gets caught when he barks”
6 posted on 07/25/2009 5:50:59 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TommyDale

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.


7 posted on 07/25/2009 5:52:31 PM PDT by Texas resident ( Boys and Girls, it's us against them.)
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To: constitutiongirl

Yep


8 posted on 07/25/2009 5:52:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Doogle
>>>like I said in another post....”a stray dog usually gets caught when he barks” <<<

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.

9 posted on 07/25/2009 5:55:41 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: Dinah Lord
Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, the Black Church in America, and the threat of Islam.

This article explains black liberation theology and how it is compatible with the theology of Nation of Islam.
10 posted on 07/25/2009 5:58:00 PM PDT by JeepInMazar
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To: Dinah Lord

Typical


11 posted on 07/25/2009 5:58:08 PM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: Dinah Lord

>>>> the white man was the devil and standing up in white people’s faces and telling them off. It was great. <<<<

Racist.


12 posted on 07/25/2009 5:58:15 PM PDT by angkor
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To: Dinah Lord

These liberal “scholars” seem to overlook the fact that we have access to their past interviews.


13 posted on 07/25/2009 5:58:40 PM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: Texas resident

The Wright Disciples


14 posted on 07/25/2009 5:59:08 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Texas resident
With Obama it always goes back to his Muslim background and the Nation of Islam. The Kennedy/Mob correlation and the Obama/Nation correlation is weird. God help Us!!!
15 posted on 07/25/2009 5:59:50 PM PDT by GoCards (Behind Sarah 100%)
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To: TommyDale

It doesn’t matter. The liberal media will cover for them.


16 posted on 07/25/2009 6:00:05 PM PDT by American Silver Eagle
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To: Texas resident

Hate is an emotion that doesn’t have to be logical. It loves to be fed and politicians love to feed it.


17 posted on 07/25/2009 6:01:57 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Dinah Lord

What happened to the first white wife?


18 posted on 07/25/2009 6:01:59 PM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: angkor

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...


19 posted on 07/25/2009 6:02:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (Conservatives: the "niche market," consisting of about half the population" - David Warren)
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To: Dinah Lord
Henry Louis Gates, Jr

"..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.

20 posted on 07/25/2009 6:04:20 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Dinah Lord

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.


21 posted on 07/25/2009 6:06:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Dinah Lord

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.


22 posted on 07/25/2009 6:07:30 PM PDT by Atom Smasher
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To: constitutiongirl
self-loathing perhaps

23 posted on 07/25/2009 6:07:36 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
see WEB DuBois CV

24 posted on 07/25/2009 6:08:57 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

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.


25 posted on 07/25/2009 6:53:03 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: Texas resident; stainlessbanner
it was white people who fought and died in the war between the states

Not only whites.

26 posted on 07/25/2009 6:54:47 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by regime of murder)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
Obama hates his mother - (white people) for abandoning him.

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?

27 posted on 07/25/2009 6:57:05 PM PDT by atc23
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To: Dinah Lord

Funny how FR was gone shortly after this was posted...


28 posted on 07/25/2009 6:58:49 PM PDT by PghBaldy (http://www.blackfive.net/main/2009/06/president-obama-visits-wounded-troops.html)
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To: driftdiver

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.


29 posted on 07/25/2009 7:01:26 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: Dinah Lord
By his own account, Gates was a "mama's boy." He was fascinated with the complexity of the woman who was enraptured with the radical anti-white oratory of Malcolm X but at the same time wanted her sons to live and excel in an integrated world. In 1962, at the age of 46, Pauline Gates went through a severe menopause that threw off her hormonal balance. In Gates's words, "she became another person." She was diagnosed with clinical depression and hospitalized. Gates recounts in a Booknotes interview with Brian Lamb:

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."

30 posted on 07/25/2009 7:05:50 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: driftdiver

Think of the inverse, a white woman marries a black man who hates whites.
What must she think of herself?


31 posted on 07/25/2009 7:07:51 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: GoCards

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.


32 posted on 07/25/2009 7:10:02 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Dinah Lord
Hell, Halle Berry hates white people even though she was abandoned by her black father and raised by her white mother. There's a lot more black on white hate in this country than the opposite....but nobody wants to mention that.
33 posted on 07/25/2009 7:15:19 PM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: PghBaldy

I noticed that as well.


34 posted on 07/25/2009 7:16:46 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Dinah Lord

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.


35 posted on 07/25/2009 7:17:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Dinah Lord

Gee, isn’t that nice


37 posted on 07/25/2009 7:26:21 PM PDT by Hammer Tym (Skateboarding is a crime)
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To: Dinah Lord

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.


38 posted on 07/25/2009 7:27:07 PM PDT by Ray'sBeth
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To: Dinah Lord

No...this guy doesn’t have issues with whites, not at all... ;-/


39 posted on 07/25/2009 7:27:41 PM PDT by CodeMasterPhilzar (I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom. You can keep the "change.")
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To: Texas resident

Yes.

Lets see.

Just how many industrialised democracies were in existence - wherein individual rights are protected - evolved organically in Africa?


40 posted on 07/25/2009 7:27:55 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: clintonh8r
Heck my northern Liberal white male friends accept the idea and even embrace the idea that they are guilt of something with respects to blacks.They cannot get over the fact I don't. Am I the only one that has expeienced this?
41 posted on 07/25/2009 7:29:09 PM PDT by possumdawg (There are three types of people- those that can count and those who cannot)
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To: American Silver Eagle
It doesn’t matter. The liberal media will cover for them.

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.

42 posted on 07/25/2009 7:30:55 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: PghBaldy

I thought it was weird too, PghBaldy. In fact, I was a little freaked. LOL.


43 posted on 07/25/2009 7:33:00 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Dinah Lord

Interesting find.


44 posted on 07/25/2009 7:36:30 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

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.


45 posted on 07/25/2009 7:38:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Notwithstanding
Just how many industrialised democracies were in existence - wherein individual rights are protected - evolved organically in Africa?

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 people—Africans—could actually run a whole country or fly airplanes or do electronic technology without some white colonial looking over their shoulder." link

Fascinating.

46 posted on 07/25/2009 7:39:09 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Dinah Lord
I have come to the conclusion that Blacks HATE everyone of every race except themselves. They just HATE, it must be a gene. They are angry at everything and everybody, even their own.

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.

47 posted on 07/25/2009 7:41:18 PM PDT by annieokie (i)
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To: Dinah Lord
About Ramar of the Jungle (It was before my time. heh)

Ramar of the jungle

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."

link

48 posted on 07/25/2009 7:43:41 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: Ray'sBeth
Thank you for posting this link...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...

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.

49 posted on 07/25/2009 7:49:29 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
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To: kalee

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.


50 posted on 07/25/2009 7:55:27 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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