Wednesday, July 14, 2010

O'Brien Interviews Author of "The Presumption of Guilt"



       92Y Video: Charles Ogletree with Soledad O’Brien

On June 30, Charles Ogletree was interviewed by Soledad O’Brien about his book, The Presumption of Guilt at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

The book deals with last year’s arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for attempting to "break into" his own home.

Mr. Ogletree singled out class as playing a significant role in the event. In fact, he argues, the issue was about class before it was about race. A confrontation between a white, working class Cambridge police officer and an affluent, accomplished, black Harvard professor.
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