justin_barrettUm…speaking of an inability to show self awareness:

BOSTON ? A Boston police officer who was suspended for using a racial slur to describe black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., apologized for his comments but declared he is not a racist.

…”It was a poor choice of words. I did not mean to offend anyone,” he told the station.

“I am not a racist, I never have been, never will be. I treat people with dignity and respect every time,” he added.

Dude. I’m pretty sure referring to a black person as a “banana eating jungle monkey” is just a wee bit racist. No, sorry. It’s completely and totally racist!

His pathetic excuse?

“The words were being used to characterize behavior, not describe anyone,” Barrett told WCVB-TV.

Please. I’m sure you call all your stupid white friends jungle monkeys! I thought Glenn Beck might win this week’s complete fucking idiot award, but I give that to you Justin Barrett.

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