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Racial Conflict in Cambridge

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The surprising arrest of prominent Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates, in his own home has people wondering how far we've actually come in creating a post racial society.

Gates, a leading African America scholar is alleging racism in the matter and demanding an apology. The Cambridge Police have said the incident is regrettable, and the charges against Gates have been dropped.

While the details of this arrest are unclear, if in Cambridge, one of the most liberal cities in country, we’re not beyond the question of race, where or when will we be?

This program aired on July 24, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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