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HENRY LOUIS GATES JR ARRESTED
Gatesgate: A lesson plan
Peter Y. Sussman
These lessons are not a comprehensive list and they are not rules, but the kind of awareness they exemplify might have defused the tense Gates encounter.
Racism or Not, Cambridge Police Owes Professor Gates an Apology
Writer and lecturer
While it is easy to come to the defense of a black man who happens to be a world class scholar, how many less fortunate blacks get arrested on even more flimsy grounds with no public outcry?
A Stranger in Mine Own House: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the Police in "Post-Racial" America
Brandon M. Terry
PhD student in Political Science and African American Studies ...
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.
Race in America: Comments on the Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Martha St Jean
A New Yorker
One commentator said, " I am tired of the
time a black person is arrested/questioned or
else that happens with the police."
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