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Black scholar says he`s able to joke about arrest

Last Updated: Monday, August 03, 2009, 09:20

Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr has joked about his arrest by a white police officer, but also described receiving death threats and dreaming about being arrested at the White House.

It`s time to `move on` from my arrest: Henry Gates

Last Updated: Sunday, July 26, 2009, 13:28

Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr says he`s ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in criminal justice system.

White House tempers Obama remark about police

Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 2009, 10:29

President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was surprised by all the hubbub over his comments that a white police officer in Cambridge, Mass, had acted "stupidly" in arresting a prominent black scholar for disorderly conduct.