Obama says police were 'stupid' to arrest black professor Henry Louis Gates Barack Obama has waded into a race row surrounding America's most prominent black scholar, accusing police of acting "stupidly" for arresting the man after he forced his way into his own home. But even as he portrayed the case as a sign of his country's continuing racial divide, America's first black president joked that he would face an even worse fate if he ever tried to jemmy his way into the White House. "Here," he told a press conference, "I'd be shot." Proessor Henry Louis Gates, director of Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, was arrested last Thursday night. The 58-year-old, a friend of Mr Obama, was seen by a passer-by as he and his driver attempted to prise open the front door of his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Obama is stupider than the Police Officers. Matter fact the police officer is smarter than the average bear. There's no stinkin apology needed. It was just a matter of time when this race baiting president started a racial war. He really stepped in it this time. Listening to Uncle Jeremiah for 20 years just came out....this crap about racial profiling. This affirmative action dude is having a bad day....his lil puppet congress wants to wait when he's demanding to push the his universal health plan. Even Bill Cosby has the balls (fortitude) to talk back to the black. Bill Cosby is a great American!