Full Life Heroes: Lucia Whalen

Lucia Whalen, the woman who placed the 911 call that led to the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, has made a public statement about her involvement in the incident.

With all the controversy and misunderstanding surrounding the racially charged incident, it is good to see that Ms. Whalen has been given an opportunity to exonerate herself. Initially characterized as a prejudiced busybody, it now turns out–thanks to the recently released tape of the 911 call–that Ms Whalen’s call did in fact display the height of sensitivity and neighborly concern.

For her public-minded spirit and calm, considered response to the ensuing furor, I applaud Ms. Whalen.

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