Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr., over at TheRoot.com has this statement about his meeting with President Obama and Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley to discuss his arrest at his home by Crowley--and Obama's labeling the incident as Cambridge police acting "stupidly." The three were joined by Vice President Biden.
Writes Gates, "It is incumbent upon Sergeant Crowley and me to utilize the great opportunity that fate has given us to foster greater sympathy among the American public for the daily perils of policing on the one hand, and for the genuine fears of racial profiling on the other hand.
"...The national conversation over the past week about my arrest has been rowdy, not to say tumultuous and unruly. But we've learned that we can have our differences without demonizing one another."