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.
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Now that the Beer Summit has resolved any lingering issues over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, we can get back to our perfectly harmonious post-racial society. I, for one, am relieved.
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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."
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.
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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.
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The beer bash culminated 10 days of non-stop media coverage. And Michael Jackson wasn't even involved.
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In truth, what maintains the walls between races, generations, genders and globally between nations is more "fearful aggression" than true hostility.
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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.
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.
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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."
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.
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. .
Let's visit an alternative universe where the protagonists behaved in a slightly more reasonable manner during their fateful confrontation.
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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.
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