Henry Louis Gates Jr.: A Reaction Roundup
President Obama, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Vernon Jordan weigh in on the Henry Louis Gates Jr. incident.
The President Speaks ... Again
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"You can't speak out too soon about racism and injustice. I know that Skip Gates is going to be alright ... But I'm thinking about all of those black men out there, unknown, unlettered, unlearned who are daily confronted with police officers ... who did not care and who showed great disrespect for the person and their rights. That's the real issue."
Pulling Out the Race Card
"There's no making something about race. Race is not a card that we can pull out..."
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"It's clear that the handcuffing of Dr. Gates was unneccessary, it seems. He was no threat to anybody."
Skip Responds to the PresidentAP
Listen to Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Gayle King's show. He responds to President Obama's comments.