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Did Obama Act Right In The "Blackman Vs Whiteman Case"?

Three characters, one event, one comment and the whole place is agog with accusations and counter accusations. Back to the story briefly;

A Black man [ I hate to use colours to describe humans] Henry Louis Gates, who is a Harvard professor, wanted to enter his own house. The door did not open as quick as he wanted so he forced his way in. Someone alerted the police. Enter a Whiteman, James Crowley, a police officer. The professor could not understand why someone will question him for entering his own house, whichever way he chooses, probably wondering 'is it because I am Black?' The White officer thought the man was rude and arrested him for disorderly conduct . The matter got to the attention of President Barak Obama. He said the police acted stupidly, which I believe is a fair assessment. Now they say Mr Presidents comment smack of racial bias. The noise was all over the place. To cool-u temper, Mr president has invited the two parties to the White House to drink beer.

Pray, did President Obama act wrongly in this matter, dunno. What do you say?

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Maybe,

maybe not, don't forget the professor in question is a friend of the president.

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seriously i think the president should not have involved himself in this.

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Yes, Obama acted right!

The cop acted very stupidly!

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I agree. While I can understand the immense and stressful job the police go through. In some instances their 'Power trips" need to be checked.

Mr Gates has rights and if he feels he is being harrassed, has the right to object

What the hell is 'disorderly conduct"' in front of your house.

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Agreed, but don't you think the police officer acted below expectation? Yes he came there because a curious neighbour tipped him off, but he was sufficiently satisfied that the professor is not a burglar, yet proceeded to arrest him for disorderly conduct, making it look like he wanted to arrest the prof. at all costs. I think that was what drew the ire of president Obama

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Gbam, gbam and gbam!!!

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NO obama did not handle this well. he lost his cool and i'm sure he regrets. he is trying to make amends. i hope he succeeds

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I couldnt agree with you more bros. Whatever the case, the police officer was just doing his job! what if it was a real burglar and he didnt do anything, theyd say it's cos the house belongs to a black man.  Obama no try at all o, haba i was quite surprised when i heard he used that word

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To be honest, i think Obama acted foolishly in using the 'silly' word without knowing everything about the case. The last thing he needs is to insert himself into any racially charged argument, it's a lose-lose situation for him.

The white police officer in question is reputed to be pretty friendly to blacks and has no recorded history of racial discrimination.

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Una don begin tribalise USA matter now abi?

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@nex

No be us, na dem dem de tribalise their thing

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