you know what, this is so crazy to me, asJoro said^^^^ I love to read the opinions of these young white guys! "Blacks are morally and intellectually bankrupt"...."Blacks should get over themselves"....."We won't change an unfair system until blacks smile for us and tell us they're happy"..... these are the same crackas that will say that that Israel is unfair to arabs right? or that Hitler was unfair to the jews... or gays are not treated fair! have we ever thought about what would happen if we gave a fair distrabution of the land, power, and wealth of this country to Blacks as a collective what would happen? i mean if we occupied seats in the house and senate etcjus for us? jus our portion, our minority portion... until a balance of equity, equal treatment, equal protection under the law, equal understanding, equal opportunity, and a equal distrabution is addressed, we will always be confronted with protest... We may as well be prepared for it. Henry "Skip" Gates: Summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale. MacArthur "genius grant" recipient. Acclaimed historian, Harvard professor and PBS documentarian. One of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Americans" in 1997. Holder of 50 honorary degrees. If this man can be taken away by police officers from the porch of his own home, what does it say about the treatment that average blacks can expect in 2009? imagine a white professor, a distinguished white professor at Harvard, walking around with a cane, going into his own house, being harassed or stopped by the police. It would never happen." And that this should happen to "Skip" Gates — the unblemished embodiment of President Obama's recent admonition to black America not to search for handouts or favors, but to "seize our own future, each and every day" — shook many people to the core. if we realy wanted to end all this, we could. when will we all take the responsibility to do whas right? good and right?