Brooks Jackson: "As a former CNN reporter, I believe this episode is an embarrassment to CNN... They have an anchor on there saying one thing and their reporters saying quite another."
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It's perfectly permissible to admit that you are not the repository of every minute fact known to humankind. No one expects you to be a walking encyclopedia.
Left out of the commentary on race and class over the Gates affair has been talk of the increasing impoverishment -- or, we should say, re-impoverishment -- of African Americans as a group.
The lawyer arrested by D.C. police last weekend for disorderly conduct after chanting "I hate police" plans to fight the charge in court and is puttin...
The beer bash culminated 10 days of non-stop media coverage. And Michael Jackson wasn't even involved.
Turbodog creates a pleasant stimulant-sensation at the back of my throat that metaphorically represents the stimulus needed by the small-business community.
The problem with discussing "issues of race," is that it dummies down the issue of racism to an individual level, when the real problem is at the macro level.
In truth, what maintains the walls between races, generations, genders and globally between nations is more "fearful aggression" than true hostility.
The Gates and Crowley get-together Thursday night, Twyman said, distracts the president from more pressing issues such as health care and might encourage kids to experiment with booze.
With the four men seated at a round table with their frosty mugs of beers, and with Biden and Obama with uprolled sleeves, the picture could not have looked more fake and insincere.
As Vice President Joe Biden joined them, Lucia Whalen, who happened to be passing by the White House, called 911 to report "strange activity on the South Lawn."
Andrew Cuomo discovered that $33 billion in bonuses were paid by Wall Street firms during the height of the meltdown and the public bailout. Where's the outrage?
Dave lost one of his favorite monologue topics yesterday as the beer summit came and went. Once the president invited Henry Louis Gates and the man wh...
What happened to Gates is a daily occurrence in American ghettos. Police officers sometimes unfairly stop black men while driving their cars. It's called a "DWB" incident: driving while black. .
The Gates-Crowley controversy offers an opportunity to gain a takeaway that might be beneficial far beyond police-citizen relations, or even black-white relations: regular mental health checks.
Obama's comments on the Gates arrest have demonstrated the dismal quality of conservative commentary these days.
It is the sort of workplace meeting most of us can only daydream about: President Barack Obama is slated to sit down in his office today with a couple...
There are many practical ways that we can do race work, not just race talk in our daily lives. But should we go back to work the same way as before?
The beer summit confirms the role of class in this whole brouhaha. Beer is a social signifier that Gates, Obama, and Crowley are just regular guys shooting the sh*t.
Both Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gates had more than enough intellectual resources to identify alternatives in a heated confrontation -- both men chose not to use them.
This was a classic town vs. gown drama, a show-me-the-power move, and Gates slipped up.
Update: Gates drank Sam Adams Light at the White House, not Red Stripe, as Previously Reported
On Thursday, Cambridge Police Officer Jim Crowley a...
While Crowley gets the 15 minutes of White House fame -- and a free beer -- that he inveigled out of the President -- perhaps a decent lawyer will come forward and offer to represent Lucia Whalen.
Gates overreacted to a cop who was trying to make sure his home was safe. The police officer overreacted by arresting a guy just for yelling at him. So why are we still talking about this?
I hope that the president, Crowley and Gates don't just share a "beer" and sweep this whole mess under the carpet. I hope they start a dialogue that gets them talking about how our unconscious prejudices cloud our day to day judgments.
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