He found him self out to be 50% African, and shocking to him, 50% European
He also knows that the "folks who captured and sold Blacks into slavery in the first place were also Africans, working for profit.
By a quirk of fate, when he couldn,t get into his house he was the conduit, by which Obamie used, to get rid of the police a movement constantly fed by the left, which has led us to a dangerous "lawless" society we now enjoy(sic)The enemy of individuality is groupthink, Gates says, and here he holds everyone accountable. Recently, he has enraged many of his colleagues in the African-American studies field—especially those campaigning for government reparations for slavery—by insistently reminding them, as he did in a New York Times op-ed last year, that the folks who captured and sold Blacks into slavery in the first place were also Africans, working for profit. "People wanted to kill me, man," Gates says of the reaction to that op-ed. "Black people were so angry at me. But we need to get some distance from the binary opposition we were raised in: evil white people and good Black people. The world just isn't like that."
Henry. Louis Gates Jr is an honest and thoughtful man.