Monday, July 20, 2009
Sorry Henry, It Happens to The Best of Us
Black (and other enlightened) minds are up in arms over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., a prominent African American academic.
Gates was arrested after making a big fuss with Harvard police offers over being racially profiled. While I can see why this would make headlines, it also invoked another of of those "duh" moments for me. Why would we ever be surprised about the constant culpritization of black men in America. Of course Gates would be arrested for pointing out how - excuse my French - fucked up the arresting officer's behavior was.
I'm just thankful that Bay Area police don't make it there goal to harass me all day. But then again, I also don't frequent the Oakland area too much...