The Gates Case Isn't About Race

Boston Phoenix | August 6, 2009
The weeks-long hubbub over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. by the Cambridge Police Department has centered on race, understandably. But the racial fa├žade of the story has obscured two other bottom-line truths that should govern the "Gates-gate" conversation.

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