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?
posted by lunit (5 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- vacapinta

Um, didn't we have this post yesterday?
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:35 AM on July 21, 2009

i think you missed this.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 7:35 AM on July 21, 2009

Typical black, he keeps getting arrested?
posted by orthogonality at 7:37 AM on July 21, 2009

This guy walks into a doctors office and his head is big and orange. The doctor says "Good god man, you've got a big orange head! How did this happen?" Guy starts to tell his story.

Well doctor, the other day I was walking along the beach when I notice a piece of metal sticking out of the sand. I picked it up and it was a lamp. I brushed off the sand and *poof* out pops a genie who says he will grant me three wishes. I say genie for my first wish I want a bank account with 10 billion dollars. Genie says *poof* and hands the me a card with a account number and routing number to a bank account with 10 billion dollars. So then I said genie for my second wish I want to be married to the most beautiful woman in the world and I want her to be madly in love with me. All of a sudden *poof* I'm standing next to the most beautiful woman in the world, and in her hand she has a marriage certificate.

At this point in the story the guy turns to the doctor and says "Doctor, I think this is the point where I went wrong. I turned to the genie and said 'Genie for my third wish I want a big orange head!'"
posted by codswallop at 7:38 AM on July 21, 2009 [2 favorites]

I blamed the police the first time, but now I'm not so sure.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:38 AM on July 21, 2009

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