Friday, July 24, 2009

Henry Louis Gates Jr. After the O.J. Verdict

Brother Greg Pabst sent the link:

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

It's a wonderful essay, discursive and filled with style and insight. GP had already pulled out the money quote:

“Blacks—in particular, black men—swap their experiences of police
encounters like war stories, and there are few who don’t have more
than one story to tell.”

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