Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Henry Louis Gates Jr. arrested for disorderly conduct in own home!

How can one of America's most influential citizens wind up getting arrested for disorderly contact in his own home?

Could being Black have anything to do with it? Or is it at least partly because a police officer didn't think he got the respect he deserved?

Last Thursday, Gates was returning to his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts after a trip to China when he found he couldn't get his front door open. He and his driver went to the back door and managed to get in. Then Gates called the real estate company to report the faulty door.

Meanwhile, someone called the police and said they suspected two men were trying to break into a house.

You can read the rest of the story at the Boston Globe.

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