Faces of America – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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I just finished watching the second episode of Faces of America by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. It is an extremely moving series especially since I am one of those persons who emmigrated to the USA.  And so many of us have roots outside this great country.

However I have to share with you my brief experience with Dr. Gates.  He was recently ahead of me entering the area for a security check at Kennedy Airport.  I recognized him and he acknowldedged me graceously.  He went in first. And when I was going through security I noted that he had been put in an area to be further examined.  He seemed embarassed so I have not written about this earlier. This great man who was championing this country had been singled out for scrutiny by the airport security guards. Shame on the powers that be who chose to pick on this great American.

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