Family is where it is!!!!!

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gates/Crowley scenario--racial profiling or power moves

The scenario between the black professor from Harvard and white police officer from Cambridge might well be racial profiling.

More than that, I think it had to do with power. Both the police officer (Crowley) and the professor in their daily duties are use to being around people who respect them and look up to them. Both are significant others in their environments. Both are powerful individuals

Two good people decided that they couldn't show weakness and had to act. The white officer acted with an unnecessary arrest. The professor with accusations of racial profiling.

Both are fine folks. Both have provided us with an educational opportunity for discussion, thought and growth. Let's use this regrettable situation and have more than a few beers together.

We have come along way as a country and hopefully as individuals in valuing diversity. We have further to go though. Lets do more than having a cold one.........

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