Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SAHWB - Sitting At Home While Black

Life imitates art when a renowned Harvard professor is dragged out of his home and put into handcuffs for the crime of... erm... being in his home.

While Black.

We were flabbergasted at the story, covered analytically in The Associated Press... reminding us that as much as things have changed... things haven’t really changed.

Does this situation remind you of a certain motion picture that some people might have thought had an implausible premise?

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., the director of Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, was arrested at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts after a woman reported seeing a man try to pry open the front door.

You can read the details at the New York Post.

And then, commiserate over this laugh-till-you-cry-able story by leaving a comment...

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