When You Need A Clue ...
What, exactly, do these folks think racism is? I'll bet he has black "friends." Does he call them jungle monkeys?
A Boston police officer who sent a mass e-mail referring to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as a "banana-eating jungle monkey" has apologized, saying he's not a racist.
Officer Justin Barrett told a Boston television station on Wednesday night that he was sorry for the e-mail.
"I regret that I used such words," Barrett told CNN affiliate WCVB-TV. "I have so many friends of every type of culture and race you can name. I am not a racist."
Barrett was placed on administrative leave after the e-mail surfaced, and he might lose his job as a result.