The presumption of guilt : the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and race, class, and crime in America / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr

Author(s): Ogletree, Charles J
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Subjects: African Americans--Civil rights
United States--Race relations
Gates, Henry Louis
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: 256 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction The Cop and the Professor 9
Chapter 1. "Keep the Cars Coming." What Really Happened? 15
Chapter 2. "President Obama Doesn't Like White People." The Public Reaction 41
Chapter 3. "Don't Tase Me, Bro!" How Far Have We Really Come? 65
Chapter 4. Fair Harvard? The Class Issue 77
Chapter 5. Driving while Black. Fighting Back against Racial Profiling 101
Chapter 6. Race, Class, Justice, and Post-Racial America 115
Epilogue 100 Ways to Look at a Black Man 129
Acknowledgements 243
Notes 247
Index 254
Notes: LCCN: 2010017304
ISBN: 9780230103269 (hardback)
ISBN: 023010326X (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The Crowley-Gates incident was a clash of absolutes, underscoring the tension between black and white, police and civilians, and the privileged and less privileged in modern America. Charles Ogletree, one of the country's foremost experts on civil rights, uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all. Working from years of research and based on his own classes and experiences with law enforcement, the author illuminates the steps needed to embark on the long journey toward racial and legal equality for all Americans"-- Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 475447033
ISBN/ISSN: 9780230103269
023010326X