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Author Ogletree, Charles J

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

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
 Bryant Main Stacks  E185.615 .O35 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  E185.615 .O35 2010    AVAILABLE
 RIC  E185.615 .O35 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  E185.615 .O35 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 256 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"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
LC subject Gates, Henry Louis, Jr
Race relations -- United States
African Americans -- Civil rights
Racial profiling in law enforcement -- United States
ISBN 9780230103269 (hardback)
023010326X (hardback)