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Professor Henry Lewis Gates

What I Hope a Fly on the Wall in the White House Would Hear

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

I was thrilled to see the President invite Sgt. Crowley and Professor Gates to the White House. The more I consider who all three of these men are, the more they strike me as big, principled men.

Gates and Crowley: Through a Racist, Classist Lens Darkly

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

If we make the assumption that racism was in play in this event, but that Crowley was not necessarily a racist, we might also assume that class and social status was at play as well.