Henry Louis Gates Jr. Distant Relative Of Cambridge Cop Who Arrested Him

It turns out the “esteemed” Harvard professor of African-American studies Henry Gates Jr. who’s race baiting big mouth helped land him into a nice matching set of police issue locking bracelets on July 16 descended from the same Irish lineage as the officer who hooked him up, Sergeant James Crowley.

I’m not sure which man is more disappointed after this discovery.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., the black professor at the center of the racial story involving his arrest outside his Harvard University-owned house, has spoken proudly of his Irish roots.

Strangely enough, he and the Cambridge, Mass., police officer who arrested him, Sgt. James Crowley, both trace their ancestry back to the legendary Niall of the Nine Hostages.

In a PBS series on African-American ancestry that he hosted in 2008, Gates discovered his Irish roots when he found he was descended from an Irish immigrant and a slave girl.

He went to Trinity College in Dublin to have his DNA analyzed. There he found that he shared 10 of the 11 DNA matches with offspring of Niall of the Nine Hostages, the fourth century warlord who created one of the dominant strains of Irish genealogy because he had so many offspring.

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