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On June 30, Charles Ogletree was interviewed by Soledad O’Brien about his book, “The Presumption of Guilt.” The book dealt with last year’s arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for attempting to break into his own home. Their fascinating discussion explored tensions between black and white, police and civilians and the privileged and less privileged. Mr. Ogletree also singled out class as playing a large role in the event, and framed the event as one between a white, working class Cambridge police officer and an affluent, accomplished, black Harvard professor.
“How is this about class?” O’Brien inquired. “Very simply,” he replied. “The very first thing Skip Gates said, when officer Crowley came into his house and asked him for identification, said, ‘do you know who I am?’ …his point was, he had achieved something…he wasn’t just a black man, he was a prominent Harvard University professor living in a prominent neighborhood…”
For our Facebook friends who submitted questions for Mr. Ogletree, pay attention to the 3:45 mark, when he addresses your questions directly.
As well, don’t miss Eva McKend’s piece for Essence.com: http://www.essence.com/news/hot_topics_4/racial_profiling_leads_to_a_presumption.php
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First published in 1986, Art Spiegelman’s Maus, a comic-book chronicle of his parents’ experience during the Holocaust, was hailed by Jules Feiffer as “a remarkable work, awesome in its conception and execution . . . at one and the same time a novel, a documentary, a memoir and a comic book. Brilliant. Just brilliant.”
To mark the book’s twenty-fifth anniversary, Spiegelman now publishes MetaMaus—”my notebooks, my sketches, rough drafts, interviews, transcripts, photos [and] historical references made into a work that can sit next to Maus.” The book has been edited by Hillary Chute.
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