Black scholar says he`s able to joke about arrest

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

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

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.