黑白人种问题

纽约——7月16日下午两名男子看似正试图闯入位于马萨诸塞州坎布里奇高尚住宅区的一栋豪宅。接到电话报警后,一名警察立即赶到了现场。他看到一名黑人男子在房间里,就要求他出来。那个人拒绝了。警察要求他说明身份。该男子仍然拒绝走出房门,但说自己是一位哈佛教授,出示了证件,并警告警察不要打扰他。他说美国黑人遭到歧视,并要求那位白人警察报名并出示警官证。此时该警察的几名同事赶到,他们以妨害治安为由逮捕了这位教授。

我们现在知道这位教授在司机的帮助下闯入了自家的房门,因为门被卡住了。

这次事件中不同寻常的并不是警察的暴虐。多数美国人都知道如果跟警察顶嘴,他们很快就会变得气急败坏。这位教授是黑人的事实可能有也可能没有导致警察更快地掏出手铐。这一点也没有什么不同寻常。

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