Friday, July 31, 2009

A Statement from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

With all the bad publicity the man has had I believe we should all check out his statement which seems to be very well reasoned and a type of apology without actually being one. One of his key points:

The national conversation over the past week about my arrest has been rowdy, not to say tumultuous and unruly. But we’ve learned that we can have our differences without demonizing one another. There’s reason to hope that many people have emerged with greater sympathy for the daily perils of policing, on the one hand, and for the genuine fears about racial profiling, on the other hand.

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