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Gates' 'Finding Your Roots' Debuts New Season

The Washington Post | Posted 03.25.2012 | Black Voices

It wasn't a question of whether his ancestors had been slaves. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a son of the Old South and one of the country's leading civil ...

Sowing the Seeds of Race, Reaping the Whirlwind of Racism

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The Obama Administration seems to have no overall strategy in dealing with racial issues at a time when accusations of racism flow from both sides of the political aisle.

BART Police Officer's LA Murder Trial Will Be Ugly

Pamela Tom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pamela Tom

What started out as a win for the defense -- getting the murder trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle moved -- will now become an even more publicized case reminiscent of Rodney King.

Head in the Sand?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On issues of race, Obama will forever be either the man who healed the septic wound that runs across the back of this nation, or the man who turned away from the mirror to solve more "practical" issues.

Obama Got Involved In Gates's Personal Dispute

Frank Serpico | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Frank Serpico

The President of the United States should have known better than to have gotten drawn into a local-level issue.

Obama Sends the Wrong Message to Our Children

Bruce Tenenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bruce Tenenbaum

Obama and Gates drank purely foreign libations while Crowley's choice, Blue Moon, is, like Obama, only half American. Is this really the message we need to convey as our economy struggles to climb out of recession?

Ending Drunkenness in America

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Hopefully, teens will never drink. Instead, they can consume tons of corn starch in soft drinks and snack foods.

No Racism In Obama's Post Race America

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

One wonders what chaos would erupt if Obama had explicitly called out the arrest for what it actually represented: stupidity and racism.

Rankism: The Elephant in Professor Gates's House

Robert Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Fuller

We were quick to look at the Gates affair through the lens of race. To bring things fully into focus, we need a second lens -- that of rank.

The Cambridge Kerfuffle Was Town vs. Gown, not Black vs. White

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Rather than black vs. white in New England, this may have been the latest chapter of "town vs. gown" carried over from Old England.

Eating Jim Crow(ley): What the Cop Forgot to Say to Professor Gates

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Lewis

"Now that I understand that you are the home-owner -- and you were simply having trouble getting into your own home -- will you please accept my profuse apologies for my intrusion."

Henry Louis Gates Arrested for Stealing Quart of Milk from Own Refrigerator

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"He was acting suspiciously in his kitchen, removing items from the cupboard such as a glass," said Cambridge police spokesman Ryan Slatson. "When he made a move for the refrigerator, we pounced."