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Faces of America: The Yamaguchi Story -- How an Immigrant Farmer Paved the Way for Success

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Tatsuichi Yamaguchi did not have the option to do anything else with his life -- all he knew was farming. But he refused to be broken by his experience, and he paved the way for his children's and his grandchildren's success.

Faces of America: Mehmet Oz and the Immigrant Story Pedigree

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Mustafa Oz arrived in Cleveland in June 1955, unable to speak English and without a friend or family member to guide him. Like most immigrants, his integration relied on the distinctly American magnanimity of strangers.

Faces of America: The True Dichotomy of Eva Longoria

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

It is the curious relation among the histories of cultures, families, and individuals that makes the assembly of our virtual families so endlessly fascinating. Here, we examine Eva Longoria.

A Teachable Moment

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arthur Goldwag

From Tom Vilsack's press conference yesterday: I've learned a lot of lessons from this experience in the last couple of days. And one of the les...

Henry Louis Gates Arrest 'Avoidable,' Report Says

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS and MARK PRATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A black Harvard scholar and the white police sergeant who arrested him last July after a confrontation outside his home both ...

Con Games: Black Like Thee With Spike, Skip, and Barack

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Even so the walls they are a'fallin', and there is even more persuasive evidence as to our common racial bonds coming from the strangest of places: Spike Lee and Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Paul Farmer, And Other Harvard Profs Suggest Summer Reading Picks For Undergrads

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While most high school students are assigned a list of books to read over the summer, undergraduates aren't required to do much at all during the summ...

Sgt. Crowley Still Doesn't Get It

Mario Ruiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Ruiz

While Crowley claimed that there was 'no tension' at the table, pictures of the event speak volumes: where Gates appears to be attentive and listening, Sgt. Crowley seems perturbed, slightly above it all, put upon.

Reparations: Is President Obama Duping the African-American Community?

Dexter Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dexter Rogers

If President Obama can quietly provide Filipino soldiers and Native Americans back pay for their mistreatment why can't he produce dollars for African-Americans?

Pardon You: Racism, Reparations and the Politics of Blame (as Explained by Henry Louis Gates Jr.)

Tim Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Wise

The claim for reparations is not merely rooted in assigning blame for an injustice. It is rooted in the belief that enslavement of African peoples led to the unjust enrichment of the West.

Short takes: 3D, yogurt, celebrity genealogy and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Things that have been bugging me lately but which aren't worth an entire post: Why is it that the first thing a 3D film does to establish its, well, ...

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Donates Handcuffs To Smithsonian Black History Museum

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he he's donated the handcuffs used on him during his arrest last year outside his home t...

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Genes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Believing that the triumph of American democracy is its melting pot, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been busy tracing the genes of some prominent Americans, among them Mario Batali, Eva Longoria and Yo-Yo Ma.

George Stephanopoulos, Hillary Clinton Related (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — George Stephanopoulos has learned that he may be genetically linked to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin...

Hillary Clinton And George Stephanopoulos Are Likely Related, Henry Louis Gates Reveals (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Acclaimed author Henry Louis Gates is getting ready for the debut of his new show on PBS, "Faces of America," in which he explores the genetic history...

Gates Crowley Beer Summit! Part Deux

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Remember when Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley and President Barack Obama all sat down for the major news ...

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Media?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

Arthur Delaney

Gibson Dunn Joins Battle Against D.C.'s Disorderly Conduct Law | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fallout over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. for mouthing off at Cambridge police has culminated in high-powered global law ...

Civil Discourse And The Intentional Conversation

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hoyt Hilsman

What is an Intentional Conversation? Stated simply: It is a structured conversation with no purpose other than the conversation itself.

It's Better to Be Racist Than Color Blind

David A. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Wilson

We give weight to the idea of race being negative by considering it taboo. The more we avoid the topic, the discussion, the word, the more power we lend it.

The Right Shoves Obama Even More Rightward

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Right isn't just dominating the political debate. It has driven Obama -- not to the center; he was never really anywhere else politically -- but to the right of center on some issues.

Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.

Keeping Obama on Message

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Actually, Mr. President..." "David?" "One more thing before we move off the logistics."

Caption Contest: President Obama, Professor Gates and Sgt. Crowley

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rinku Sen

Two months later, the White House has released this photo, with President Obama, Henry Louis Gates, and James Crowley. So we're holding a caption contest. Bonus points if you make us ROTFL.

Whether Gates or Health Care, Race Matters

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.