Being a person of a volatile nature, there are times when I lose my temper and yell at people. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say it happens more often than I care to admit while stuck in traffic. I’m capable of pounding on the horn, bi-lingual swearing and expressive hand gestures. But not ever have I morphed into a bigot and resorted to racial slurs, because that’s just not who I am.
I don’t understand how someone can slur a community and then say that’s not who they are. It is my opinion that unless they were temporairly inhabited by aliens or suffer from multiple personality disorder that’s exaclty who they are.
From Jeri Beth Cohen, the residing judge in the Cuban custody case:
”I do not think that they deport people back to Cuba,” Cohen replied. “That is our big problem. If we deport people back to Cuba, we could empty our jails. We would have it made and be happy, but we cannot.”
Judge Cohen apologized for her remarks, but imagine if a white judge made a statement suggesting that imprisoning all blacks would reduce crime. Do you think an apology would suffice for the African-American community to trust said judge to be fair and impartial in cases involving their community?
No doubt Judge Cohen will base her decision based on what she perceives to be in the best interests of the child, but I have to question whether or not her liberal background and personal prejudices will cloud her thinking. I have to question whether or not she will give proper weight to the political reality of oppression in Cuba and how that would affect this child’s life. Is she fully aware of the rationing, the lack of all human rights, and the arbitrary acts of violence the regime inflicts on Cuban citizens?
Granting this little girl’s father custody would really mean giving her to a dictator whose treatment of his citizens has placed him on the list at Genocide watch and international Human Rights groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
How can that be in her best interests?