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President Obama expressed what many Americans feel regarding the recent arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates - that the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police responded "stupidly."
Obama is catching some flak for that, but I applaud him for having had the courage to speak his heart and mind.
I wonder if the president himself has ever experienced the blunt end of racial profiling, or if he personally knows of anyone other than Professor Gates who has. Among African-American males in this country, the small minority is those who have not or do not.
Did some prior experience or knowledge inform his response about the Gates incident? I have no facts to back this up, but, to me, it seemed personal. If it was, I understand.
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