So, so much controversy around the arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
As with most controversies, no pancake is so thin there aren't two sides.
For me, however, there's an a priori question.
Are we now to the point where we not only don't know our neighbors by name, we don't even know them by face?
I know many of my neighbors by face, some by name.
I could do better.
Maybe you can too.