Celebrities Who Have Been Racially Profiled

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  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Kelly Price
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • T.J. Holmes
  • Nick Cannon
  • David Banner
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Tyler Perry
  • MC Hammer
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Nas

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

When this Harvard professor was arrested in 2009 after neighbors called cops and identified him as a burglar in his own home, the irony was lost but the anger wasn't. Gates, a Black studies scholar at the Ivy league university, lashed out at cops for racial profiling and the incident sparked a national dialogue. 

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