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Henry Louis Gates

How Heavy the Load

Ferentz LaFargue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ferentz LaFargue

Training public servants to treat black people more humanely is a very different task than training public servants to treat black people more humanely because they might be Harvard professors.

Obama On Skip Gates Arrest: Police Acted "Stupidly"

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Near the conclusion of his press conference on Wednesday, President Obama was asked to respond to the controversial arrest of distinguished Harvard Pr...

Gates Arrest Won't End Racial Profiling Denial

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The refusal to admit that racial profiling exists has done much to torpedo nearly every effort by civil rights groups to get law enforcement to address this troubling trend.

Racism or Not, Cambridge Police Owes Professor Gates an Apology

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

While it is easy to come to the defense of a black man who happens to be a world class scholar, how many less fortunate blacks get arrested on even more flimsy grounds with no public outcry?

Drama in the People's Republic of Cambridge: Boston Has Two Faces

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Cambridge is the most socially conservative, politically liberal bastion in America: The town's p.c. doctrinaire ways of thinking and living exact a stifling, conservative effect.

Gates Arrest: Harvard Professor Considering Lawsuit

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said this morning that he has not ruled out the possibility of filing a lawsuit over his arrest las...

A Stranger in Mine Own House: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the Police in "Post-Racial" America

Brandon M. Terry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon M. Terry

Gates was charged with "disorderly conduct." Blacks easily recognize this offense as the failure of a black to show proper deference to a white police officer.

Henry Louis Gates, Troy Anthony Davis, and the 21st Century Color Line

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

As it moves into its second century, the NAACP is, unfortunately, as relevant as ever.

Race in America: Comments on the Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha St Jean

One commentator said, " I am tired of the race card being played every time a black person is arrested/questioned or anything else that happens with the police."

President While Black

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

The phenomenon called "Driving While Black" is nothing new. But now the so-called Birthers have come up with a novel variation on it: President While Black.

Drunk-Ass Biden Crashes White House Beer Party

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Furious that the party had started without him, Mr. Biden reached into a tub of cold beers and smashed a bottle over the edge of Mr. Obama's desk.

Gates Case Officially Jumped the Shark, Experts Say

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

According to Mr. Klugian, "The Gates case is now like the first draft of a bad novel that Tom Wolfe would have kept in his drawer."

New York Times Publishing $2 Hard-copy Version of Free Digital Edition

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The New York Times is making a massive gamble that consumers will be interested in reading a hard-copy version of its free online edition -- and willing to pay $2 a day for it.

Obama Names Thursday "Drink A Beer With Someone Who Arrested You Day"

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Explaining his decision, the President told reporters, "When tempers run a little high, there's one thing that always helps people think a little more rationally: beer."

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."

Cambridge Police Conduct Sweep of Harvard Professors

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"These academics may be armed and dangerous," Cambridge police chief Ryan Slatson warned. "They may also be long-winded and boring."