The Henry Louis Gates Jr Case: Massachusetts's View

Friday, July 24, 2009

Last Thursday Henry Louis Gates Jr, one of the nation's pre-eminent African American scholars, was arrested for breaking into his own home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Charges were dropped but the debate goes on. To find out how this story is playing locally, The Takeaway turns to Joe Sciacca, the Deputy Managing Editor of the Boston Herald. Also joining the discussion is Boston-based TV and radio commentator Callie Crossley.

"From the black perspective it's, 'oh my God, I have to once again remind my young son how to interact with a cop because he will not be Henry Louis Gates, and if it can happen to Henry Louis Gates then it can happen to anybody.'"

—Boston-based TV and radio commentator Callie Crossley


Callie Crossley and Joe Sciacca

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya and Katherine Lanpher

Comments [2]

Edmund Singleton

Have been listing all week and you all are being cited for the excessive use of the phrase 'you know'...The use of the phrase does not add anything to the meaning of the sentence and should not be used...ever...Kindly advise your guests too...

Jul. 24 2009 08:47 AM
Richard Johnston

Can we just stop wasting time with this story of marginal interest and get on with taking care of business?

Jul. 24 2009 08:18 AM

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