Skip’s racist wakeup call
From The Daily Beast by Touré
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The arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, the country’s most important black academic, in his own home means America can forget all the post-racial nonsense, The Daily Beast’s Touré writes.
It could’ve happened to any black man. This sort of thing happens all the time. But this particular instance—legendary Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., arrested on his own front porch—tells you that even if a black man is a brilliant, famous, rich, classy, Harvard professor who’s 58 years old, walking with a cane because of hip-replacement surgery, and ensconced in own his Cambridge home during the day, he can still be arrested…
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