Angry while black?
July 21, 2009 7:33 AM Subscribe
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a Harvard professor and literary critic whose wikipedia page was recently "vandalized", was arrested Saturday for disorderly conduct in his own house, after accusing the Cambridge police of racism. Some, including colleagues at Harvard, are pointing to a pattern of racial profiling from the Cambridge police. The police report (pdf) claims that the arrest was for "exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior, in a public place, directed at a uniformed police officer." Gates' lawyer has released a statement, available here. Is this another case of an "angry while black" arrest?
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