Whether he likes it or not, Gates stands as America's new 21st Century Poster Child for "racial profiling."
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BOSTON — Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the enc...
One thing is clear: Gates did not violate any law. Under Massachusetts law, which the police officer was supposedly enforcing, yelling at a police officer is not illegal.
All of these books should provide some correctives to the deep misunderstanding -- or desperate ignorance -- of this extremely important chapter in American History.
As far as that pint of beer goes, I worry that it may take many shared kegs before we finally come together as a nation.
Crowley keeps complaining about Gates's "tone." It echoes teachers trying to assert authority over truculent children, and mothers and fathers with wise-guy kids at the dinner table.
The best news about the Professor Gates arrest in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its aftermath is the very fact that it is news -- big news.
Henry Louis Gates is the new Gate, thanks to President Obama, who, by using the word "stupidly" in context with the arrest of Gates in his own Cambrid...
Professor Gates and Officer Crowley were both wrong. Both over-reacted and took unnecessary offense. They both need to show some contrition.
So, President Obama wants the Prof and the Cop to come to the White House, have a beer and make nice? Not so fast.
The most disturbing aspect of the news coverage about Henry Louis Gates' arrest has been the running commentary by white men about appropriate decorum for black men.
We're sick and tired of having to prove things to the self-righteous reactionary fringe, which looks at life as one, big racial profiling traffic stop: Step out of the car Mr. President and show me your birth certificate.
Cambridge is the most socially conservative, politically liberal bastion in America: The town's p.c. doctrinaire ways of thinking and living exact a stifling, conservative effect.
As it moves into its second century, the NAACP is, unfortunately, as relevant as ever.
One commentator said, " I am tired of the race card being played every time a black person is arrested/questioned or anything else that happens with the police."
If one good thing can come out of the arrest, it is that upper class educated African Americans will realize that racial profiling is problem that affects us all.
BOSTON — Prosecutors dropped a disorderly conduct charge Tuesday against prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., who was arrested after f...
Gates was charged with "disorderly conduct." Blacks easily recognize this offense as the failure of a black to show proper deference to a white police officer.
BOSTON — Police responding to a call about "two black males" breaking into a home near Harvard University ended up arresting the man who lives t...
"He was acting suspiciously in his kitchen, removing items from the cupboard such as a glass," said Cambridge police spokesman Ryan Slatson. "When he made a move for the refrigerator, we pounced."
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