Even President Obama had to make it crystal clear that the arrest of scholar and historian Dr. Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University, was stupid.
The Cambridge police officers in this Harvard town were obviously unfamiliar with who Dr. Gates was and did not care even once he was identified. But President Obama, during his speech on health reform, did not skirt around the issue in any way.
For the President to actually say that the police acted “stupidly” in their mishandling of procedures speaks volumes to the world about the racial profiling in America.
Maybe now the world will listen and we’ll see some different behavior! Kudos! Mr. President! Kudos! For what it’s worth, IT’S A START!