Jesus once said that those who save their life will loss it, but those who lose their life for HIS sake will win it (Matthew 16:25). What Jesus meant was that those who stand for good on behalf of their nation and children will eventually be rewarded despite any temporary setbacks like being fired, demoted, or blackmailed. President Obama practiced this principle so well that he even gave up huge salaries and reputable jobs to become a mere community organizer, but today, he is the President. The effects of slavery and Jim Crow have conditioned Blacks to this day not to have the courage to act as one for their own good and the benefit of their children.
I stand with great admiration for President Obama for telling the truth to America, despite the fact that Professor Gates or Sgt Crowley may have been wrong. It was nice for the President to also call the officer and show America that the issue was about America’s cowardice in eliminating racism and the old slave American laws that justifies it from our courts and law enforcement. The Black policewoman that hugged Sgt Crowley and said she will not support President Obama again may only be trying to fit the “corporate culture” in 2009 work place in America.