While Crowley claimed that there was 'no tension' at the table, pictures of the event speak volumes: where Gates appears to be attentive and listening, Sgt. Crowley seems perturbed, slightly above it all, put upon.
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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.
Turbodog creates a pleasant stimulant-sensation at the back of my throat that metaphorically represents the stimulus needed by the small-business community.
The problem with discussing "issues of race," is that it dummies down the issue of racism to an individual level, when the real problem is at the macro level.
Now that the Gates-Crowley incident is beginning to fade from prominence, it is time to ask about the takeaway: what should we learn from this "teachable moment"?
In Glenn Beck's mind it doesn't add up. How can it be that people who are treated badly are not filled with hate?
With the four men seated at a round table with their frosty mugs of beers, and with Biden and Obama with uprolled sleeves, the picture could not have looked more fake and insincere.
Now, not only is it possible to have a black man as president of America, it's also possible to get arrested before getting wasted.
Let's visit an alternative universe where the protagonists behaved in a slightly more reasonable manner during their fateful confrontation.
Gates overreacted to a cop who was trying to make sure his home was safe. The police officer overreacted by arresting a guy just for yelling at him. So why are we still talking about this?
Hopefully, teens will never drink. Instead, they can consume tons of corn starch in soft drinks and snack foods.
Obama was right in the real world (maybe not politically). Crowley certainly did act "stupidly." But Professor Gates acted stupidly as well.
I'm not sure what food and beverage will be served at today's "teachable moment," but we all know there's nothing like some good tunes to really set the right mood. Here's my playlist.
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.
My hope is that white folks will finally get what our African-American brothers and sisters have been trying to get through our thick skulls for about half a century now: It's different being black.
Do the isolated incidents in my past and what I have seen justify an overall prejudice toward all policemen?
Just after President Obama's top drug policy official told the country that marijuana is "dangerous," the President himself was touting the enjoyable effects of alcohol.
The president followed the classic, three-part standard of crisis management: acknowledge your mistake, do it as quickly as possible and, ideally, do it yourself and not through a surrogate.
We know on a gut level that some hard truths are going to have to be addressed before the fractious couple that is white and black America can start to move on.
Senate Majority Leaders Harry Reid says no vote on Obama health care plan until after recess. If ever.
Sergeant Crowley and Professor Gate spoke different languages in that moment in time in the house of Dr. Gates.
The fact that our president won't stand behind his words when they become controversial makes me quite concerned about his future.
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