Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


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Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his teaching, research, and development of academic institutions to study black culture. In ... more »

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  • It has been observed that while anti-black racism charges its object with inferiority, anti-Semitism charges its object with iniquity. The racist believes that blacks are incapable of running anything...
    Henry Louis, Jr. Gates (b. 1950), U.S. author, educator. "Backlash?" New Yorker (May 17, 1993).
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