Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Are You Black or Blue? African American Members of the Cambridge Police Force Support Their Own Against Henry Louis Gates
Choose a side, are you black or are you blue?
One has to give it to the police, they are a gang of sorts that always has each other's back.
I must wonder, is there an informal rule that where race is introduced as an element in a public controversy, that the press needs to find a person of color who will support the party line? Perhaps, in the production meeting for the evening news the director says something akin to "a black public figure has said or done something controversial, now hurry up and go find me a black person to contradict him."
Once more, Officer Kelly King choose a side, are you black or are you blue?