Thursday, July 23, 2009

"I would do exactly the same thing again."

“It was the fault of the policeman who couldn’t understand a black man standing up for his rights right in his space. And that’s what I did. And I would do the same thing exactly again.”
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Click here to watch the video.

I know it might sound cliche, hackneyed, old-fashioned, etc. But one word comes to my mind when I watch Gates talking about this: "dignified". They man has dignity. He really does. That is important because dignity is what that cop tried, and failed, to take away from him.