Gates added that he hoped his arrest would lead to a greater understanding about racial profiling in America.
Nationwide Debate Over Gates
"If my experience leads to the lessening of the occurrence of racial profiling, then I would find that enormously gratifying," Gates said on The Root. "Because, in the end, this is not about me at all; it is about the creation of a society in which 'equal justice before law' is a lived reality."
Gates arrest also proved that the land of the free is not at the least completely free from cases of racial discrimination. Despite Barack Obama's election as the first ever black president of the United States, many of the existing discrimination among African-Americans still exist.
Obama on Henry Gates Arrest
Gates was arrested after police responding to a call about "two black males" breaking into a home near Harvard University ended up arresting the man who lives there -- Henry Louis Gates Jr., one of the nation's pre-eminent black scholars with strong literary ties to Cleveland.
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