Yes, that's right.
It makes sense only if you consider that Gates is black and -- according to some black professors up there -- Cambridge police have a habit of targeting African-American males.
The alleged behavior of police is all the more egregious when you consider racial advances made in the rest of the state and country.
Massachusetts is, after all, the state where Deval Patrick, an African American, is governor.
(Patrick, in fact, is a graduate of Harvard and Harvard Law School. And most of you know that President Barack Obama is also a graduate of Harvard Law.)
We and many other Americans will be looking at this case over in the coming days and weeks.
[Note, BrooklynRon wrote two of the articles in the encyclopedia "African American Lives," published by Harvard's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, of which Gates is director. One article was on the Rev. Al Sharpton and the other was on Bertram L. Baker, first black person elected to office in Brooklyn.]
Here's a bit of what's being said at Harvard in the wake of the Gates affair, as offered by The Associated Press. [click here.]
The photo accompanying this blog post, by the way, is from The AP.