I cannot even believe this happened. Henry Louis Gates – Harvard professor, scholar extraordinaire (pdf), race theorist, PBS series host on African American Lives, most famous contemporary American black academic before Obama (maybe) – was arrested on July 16 for breaking and entering.
INTO HIS OWN HOUSE. BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS.
Read the story here. The police EVENTUALLY dropped the charges, AFTER questioning him for 4 hours at the police station.
I just don’t even know what to say. I am so freaking appalled I can hardly blog this. But to all those idiot people who think we’re in a post race society? Yet additional evidence of NOPE.