Henry Louis Gates Arrested
Henry Louis Gates Arrested – Henry Louis Gates Jr. who is the director of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research was arrested while he was trying to force his way through his own front door that was jammed.Despite showing the officer his identification along with a Harvard University ID card,Gates was booked at the Cambridge, Mass., Police Dept., on July 16, 2009. Gates’colleagues believe the arrest was a clear case of racial profiling.Gates said:
“Why, because I’m a black man in America?”
Gates’ arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 26 and Rev. Al Sharpton will be there.
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