Attorney General: I was racially profiled

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says he was racially profiled years ago.

The nation’s first black attorney general, Holder tells ABC News that, as a college student, he was stopped by an officer while driving and told to open his trunk for a search.

The nation’s top law enforcement officer was asked about racial profiling in light of the debate over the arrest earlier this month of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home by a white officer.

Holder declined to discuss the Gates controversy, but he said when he was stopped, he felt humiliated and angry.

He said police relations with minorities have improved but could be better, and that some in minority communities too often assume police are doing something wrong.

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