Skip to comments.NEW VIDEO: Gates Says He Likes Crowley, Jokes About Arrest
Posted on 08/02/2009 7:57:57 PM PDT by ianschwartz
Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Sgt. Crowley looked "so relieved" when he shook his hand, and the two were able to find humor in the media frenzy unleashed by his arrest.
Gates said he and Crowley discussed meeting again privately -- either going to lunch or taking in a Boston Red Sox or Celtics game -- or having their two families go out to dinner together.
"I offered to get his kids into Harvard if he doesn't arrest me again," he said, drawing loud laughter from the audience.
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In order for Obama to be an octoroon he would have to have one white parent and one parent who was a quadroon, or a person who was only one quarter black. A quadroon has three grandparents who are white and one black grandparent. I think that it is unlikely that was the case with Barack Obama Sr.
For example, the late Eartha Kitt,who was half black, was married to a white man with whom she had a daughter. I'm pretty sure that her daughter would be considered a quadroon. I think that her granddaugher would be considered an octoroon. These terms tend to shift, but that is my interpretation.
I agree with you but I think Gates dynamited his reputation long before this incident. Just go watch his PBS appearances wherein he like to present himself as some sort of radical that is beyond what he is capable of. Gates is I suppose what one could call a limousine radical.
Of course all manner of clips and episodes from his past have been brought back up, beginning with his 1990 defense of 2LiveCrew’s disgusting “Nasty as They Wanna’ Be” album where he compared them to Shakespeare. Also his right-on , sock it to em’ speeches in the nineties worshipping racial quotas on stage with Cornell West.
However, the country at large was not aware of these happenings or had forgotten them. Those who didn’t know him from Adam now have this indelible image of an obnoxious would-be fist-pumping martyr seared, seared into their memories. He made an absolute ass of himself and he won’t be able to paper this one over.
I guess one could say that whereas he was a not so well known foll prior but is know a more widely known fool. Which is ironic as he was probably hoping this incident would give him more “respectability”. Talk about missing the mark. Though he will still exploit it for what it’s worth.
The impression I get is that he’s trying to tamp things down and put it behind him.
I really think it’s not working out for him as he expected.
Gates isn’t so bright since he didn’t figure someone would dig out the scams he’s running with ‘non-profit funds’.
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