I have to admit I was disappointed that the President deflected real questions about his health care boondoggle last night and chose to respond to a totally unrelated question and play the race card.
Rumor has it the good Harvard professor who was arrested for breaking into his own home might've been just a little tipsy and just a little belligerent (as in punches thrown) with police.
You know, resisting arrest while spewing stuff the po po hears a million times like, "I didn't do it, that's not my chit, I live here," etc. and yes, even "this is racist, my rights are being violated." You can tune into Cops or listen to any police scanner, and hear the same kind of stuff they hear on a daily basis. And remember, the po po were responding to a call from a concerned neighbor. The good citizen who made that call is the one that should be accused of racial profiling, if in fact that's what this was. And who knows? Maybe the good professor got fractious because he had something in his house to hide?
It's a shame that race baiting has to get in the way of an officer trying to do his job--which was responding to a citizen's call about a robbery or break in. And I imagine having the U.S. President comment on the incident and call it 'racist' despite having no knowledge of what really happened, didn't help and further emboldened the good Professor to obscure the truth without fear of reprisal. I would hope that if it can be proven he's the one that acted inappropriately, he loses his job over the incident for this is not the type of person who should be teaching black history at a prominent university.
Sadly, it seems the almighty race card has trumped common sense. I see the sad outcome of this event being police not taking break-in calls seriously and being afraid to apprehend black suspects for fear the U.S. President will play the race card.