And in my view racism it is. This is all over the Boston local news and it's entirely newsworthy. Professor Henry Louis Gates from Harvard is the fellow who's done extensive work on helping African Americans with their ancestry and sub-Saharan roots. He's a well-known speaker in and about Cambridge and Boston. I've followed Professor Gates's work both with the larger media (PBS Special) and his work here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and on his lecture circuit THIS ...will give you an idea of how alive and well racism is in this country even in liberal ol' Massachusetts. Scratch just beneath that surface and voilà. Bravo Professor Gates. Hold your ground. It's come at no small price.