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Unidentified Black Males

Cambridge Police Arrest Black Harvard Prof Henry Louis Gates Jr.2009 – Cambridge, Massachusetts  Background Mr. Gates was arrested in his home on July 16, 2009 and charged with disorderly conduct after a neighbor called police to report a robbery in progress. Henry Lewis Gates, a Harvard Professor of African American descent, was arrested following a […]

Cambridge Police Arrest Black Harvard Prof Henry Louis Gates Jr.2009 – Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Background

Mr. Gates was arrested in his home on July 16, 2009 and charged with disorderly conduct after a neighbor called police to report a robbery in progress.

Henry Lewis Gates, a Harvard Professor of African American descent, was arrested following a call from a concerned neighbor about two black males trying break into his house. The two black males were Professor Gates and his driver.

Prevented from entering his home by a door that was jammed, Professor Gates and his driver were observed trying to gain entry into his house. The observer saw what was happening but reported what is often seen on television, read about in news papers and featured in movies. The neighbor saw suspicious activity indicative of behavior that makes black males suspect without evidence or proof.

An unidentified black male is a person that can regardless of how he has distinguished himself as a human being and is distinguished from other human beings is identifiable as a black male with accompanying narratives of historically specific socio- economic roles and functions

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Curriculum Vitae

Tom L. States PhD Candidate

Fields of Interest: Political Theory, International Relations, Marxist Political Economy

Research Topic: eRacism - Conflicts of Difference

Education History: Williams College, BA Political Science; New York University, MA Politics; York University PhD Candidate

Languages: English, German

Hometown: Greenwood, Mississippi

Words of Wisdom: “IT” is what you are when you are young. Your youth mistakes certainty of the few things that you think you know for knowledge of things that it takes a life time to understand. With time and a few life experiences “IT” becomes the thing you pursue to give your life meaning. Somewhere along the way of having or getting “IT” you ask yourself, ‘Is this “IT”? Panic sets in when you realize that “IT” is your life. Fear and insecurity is that feeling you get when “IT” has not been worth a life time.

Bookshelf

Harvey, David. Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference. New York: Longman, 1996.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin White Masks. Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. New York: Grove Press. 1967.

Cancian, Francesca M. Gender Politics: Love and Power in the Private and Public Spheres. Gender and the Life Course. Ed. Alice S. Rossi. New York: Aldine, 1985.

Sand, Shlomo. The Invention of the Jewish People. New York: Verso, 2009.

Lay, Shawn. The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920's. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Journal

Carothers, Thomas. Think Again: Civil Society. Foreign Policy Date, (Winter: 1999-2000).

Ober, Josiah. The original meaning of "democracy": Capacity to do things, not majority rule. Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics. American Political Science Association meetings, Philadelphia, (2006).