James "I didn't vote for Obama" Crowley had heard no reports that the alleged burglars were black when he got into a dick-swinging contest with Skip Gates. The woman who made the 911 call said she couldn't racially identify anyone but one of the men could have been Hispanic. So the first racial leap to suspect a diminutive black man with a cane in his own home was Crowley's, the expert in racial profiling. The balance of this interaction now swings back in Gates' favor, I'd say.

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