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Final Thoughts on Beer Summits and Postracial Paradoxes

Jonathan Rieder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Rieder

Now that the dust from the Gates dust-up has settled, a bit of perspective is in order. Glib invocations of a color-blind society were always too breathless.

What to Do When You Don't Know the Answer

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

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.

The Destruction of the Black Middle Class

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

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.

Ba(ra)ck to the Word "Stupid"

Karen Kisslinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Kisslinger

One meaning of the word stupid relates to being "stupefied." By its definition, I think Crowley and Gates were probably both stupefied by the situation that escalated in the Professor's home.

Beer Summit Details: Obama Hails "Friendly, Thoughtful Conversation" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

UPDATE: President Obama issued the following statement after his "beer summit" with Sergeant James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates Jr.: "I am thankful...

Todd Purdum: Obama, Crowley, Gates Should Drink Same Beer

Vanity Fair | By Todd S. Purdum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This strikes me as terrible idea, a sign of all that is wrong with America, and a metaphor for all the distance that still divides Harvard professors ...

Beer Summit

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Nobody has the right to obstruct anyone else's pursuit of happiness. Have a brewski, and chill. For God's sake! Let's get the wheels back on the wagon.

Just a Minute: Beer Profiling

Harry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Smith

As the big summit meeting at the White House draws closer, I'm wondering what we can learn from the beer preferences of Henry Louis Gates and James Crowley.

Open Memo to President Barack Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

A Presidential National Commission of Race and Reconciliation is something you should now seriously consider, President Obama. If not you, who? If not now, when?