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