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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) | 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?

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...

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" | 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.?

James Crowley, Policeman Who Arrested Gates, Won't Apologize

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NATICK, Mass. — A white police sergeant accused of racism after he arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home insisted We...

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...

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.

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."

No charge against black Harvard scholar

AP | MELISSA TRUJILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Prosecutors dropped a disorderly conduct charge Tuesday against prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., who was arrested after f...

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.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Arrested At Cambridge Home

AP | MELISSA TRUJILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Police responding to a call about "two black males" breaking into a home near Harvard University ended up arresting the man who lives t...

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.