Every White Man's Nightmare

“Every black man’s nightmare” is how Massachusetts’s governor Deval Patrick recently described the controversy surrounding the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  While speaking to a throng of reporters in a hallway at the State House Patrick added that the treatment of Gates was “a reality for many black men” in America.Let’s see.  Governor Patrick is black, the mayor of Cambridge is black and both live in a country with a black president.  The black professor Gates graduated from Yale and shortly thereafter boarded the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 for further study at the University of Cambridge in England.  Gates also received generous fellowship dollars in order to facilitate the completion of his graduate degree in English.  He has held teaching posts at some of America’s premier universities including Duke, Cornell and Harvard.On the other hand, eighteen white firefighters were denied their...(Read Full Post)