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A Teachable Moment

Paula B. Mays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula B. Mays

Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gate spoke different languages in that moment in time in the house of Dr. Gates.

Obama Backtracks Calling Police Action Stupid: Was It Moderation or Is Obama Becoming the First Wimp?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

The fact that our president won't stand behind his words when they become controversial makes me quite concerned about his future.

Obama Was Right About the Gates Arrest

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

One thing is clear: Gates did not violate any law. Under Massachusetts law, which the police officer was supposedly enforcing, yelling at a police officer is not illegal.

Jay-Z: "Every Step You Take, They Remind You, You Ghetto"

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

The problem isn't so much what happened with Crowley and Gates. A greater problem is the divide between famous and easily identifiable people of color and those with no defense.

Gatesgate: A lesson plan

Peter Y. Sussman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Y. Sussman

These lessons are not a comprehensive list and they are not rules, but the kind of awareness they exemplify might have defused the tense Gates encounter.

Obama Addresses Gates At Briefing, Says He Called Officer

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Trying to tamp down an uproar over race, President Barack Obama said Friday he used an unfortunate choice of words in commenting on...

The Big Stupid in Cambridge

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Professor Gates and Officer Crowley were both wrong. Both over-reacted and took unnecessary offense. They both need to show some contrition.

Nice Try Mr. President; Hold The Beer & Get The Tape

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

So, President Obama wants the Prof and the Cop to come to the White House, have a beer and make nice? Not so fast.

Jason Linkins

Mika Brzezinski Battles "Morning Joe" Guests Over Race Relations (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Henry Louis Gates is the new Gate, thanks to President Obama, who, by using the word "stupidly" in context with the arrest of Gates in his own Cambrid...

White Cop, Black Professor, Bi-Racial President: An Explosive Media Combination

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Daou

When Obama weighed in, the Gates story went from newsworthy to explosive. Is this another instance of the media's lopsided priorities, where a debate over health care is overshadowed by a minor police incident?

Whatever Works: Obama, Gates, and Crowley

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Now that he's reverted to his conciliator mode by inviting Gates and Crowley over for a brew, Obama is playing to his strength. For the American beer industry this could be a great moment.

Being Black on a Sunny Day

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

The best news about the Professor Gates arrest in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its aftermath is the very fact that it is news -- big news.

Drinking Past Racial Profiling: Obama and the Gates Arrest

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

As far as that pint of beer goes, I worry that it may take many shared kegs before we finally come together as a nation.

The Conversation We Need to Have

Karen Finney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Finney

The incident in Cambridge comes on the heels of a number of incidents over the past several months that reminded us of the unfinished business race and prejudice in our country.

Community-Based Justice in New York

Cyrus Vance | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cyrus Vance

Radical racial disparity in "Stop and Frisk" is undeniable. In an attempt to make our city safer, these practices actually make it more dangerous.

Gates-Crowley Battle Not About Race, but Rather Citizens' Rights

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

When you look past the argument over race, you can see that a homeowner's rights were trampled on by the investigating and then arresting officer.

Free Skip Gates

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Crowley keeps complaining about Gates's "tone." It echoes teachers trying to assert authority over truculent children, and mothers and fathers with wise-guy kids at the dinner table.

Gates Forgot to Pay His Skin Tax

Lowell Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lowell Thompson

Even my most progressive white friends play down the differences in our American experience because of skin color.

Marcus Baram

Cambridge Police Union President Stephen Killion "Disgraced" That Obama "Is Our Commander-In-Chief"

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The president of the Cambridge Police Patrol Officer's Association says that President Obama's statement that officers "acted stupidly" when they arre...

NBC's Today Focuses on Obama's Remarks About the Gates Arrest, Not Health Care

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Deggans

Why did the Today show -- by far TV's most-watched morning show -- spend its first segment this morning discussing what the president said about the arrest of a black scholar in Cambridge, Mass.?

No Apology Needed, President Obama, for Speaking Out on Gates

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It took just the right touch of passion and hint of anger that Obama brought to the table in the Gates' affair to get the tongues wagging about race and policing.

Skip Is My Hero

Trey Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Although some have decried Professor Gates as overreacting, I know, from personal experience, that what he did was an act of courage.

Gates in Cuffs: Scenes from 'Post-Racial' America

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

You just know that, if all the players -- the neighbors, the "intruders," the cops -- had been white, or if they'd all been black, the whole story would have played out differently.

Henry Louis Gates Reacts To Obama's Remarks During Gayle King Interview (AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates gave his first reaction to Obama's comments on his arrest during an interview with Gayle King on Sirius/XM radio. Gates was ...

Cop: Obama's Gates Response "Disappointing"

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Cambridge police commissioner says his department is "deeply pained" by President Barack Obama's statement that his offic...