By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
O.J. Simpson, Simi Valley, Rodney King. They all stand as visions of a racially divided America, an aspect of American life and culture of which no one is proud. I'm just wondering if the controversy surrounding the clash between renowned African-American scholar Henry Gates and a sergeant in the Cambridge police department is going to become a clash of larger proportions.
And I hope it does not.