Prominent Black Scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Arrested After Racism Charge

Prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an incident with police responding to a call about someone apparently trying to break into his Cambridge, Mass., home. Gates, who according to his lawyer, had been trying to force open a jammed door, was inside the house when the Cambridge police officer got there. He allegedly responded to the officer's request for identification by shouting, "Why, because I am a black man in...Full Story
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