Friday, July 31, 2009

Thought of the Day #205 - Not a Racist?

"The Boston police officer who sent a mass e-mail in which he compared
Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to a "banana-eating jungle
monkey" has apologized, saying he's not a racist."

"Officer Justin Barrett, 36, told a Boston television station Wednesday
night that he was sorry about the e-mail, a copy of which he also sent
to The Boston Globe. He repeated his apology Thursday night on CNN's
"Larry King Live."

"I would like to take this opportunity to offer fellow police officers,
soldiers and citizens my sincerest apology over the controversial e-mail
I authored," Barrett said on CNN. "I am not a racist. I did not intend
any racial bigotry, harm or prejudice in my words. I sincerely apologize
that these words have been received as such. I truly apologize to all.""

Full story is here:

My take on it? Oh, no, he's not a racist. He is, in fact, a racist