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Henry Louis Gates Arrested

The Unteachable Lesson: Can We Learn From Gates and Crowley?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

Whether he likes it or not, Gates stands as America's new 21st Century Poster Child for "racial profiling."

Gates: It's Time To 'Move On' From Arrest

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BOSTON — Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the enc...

Obama Was Right About the Gates Arrest

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

One thing is clear: Gates did not violate any law. Under Massachusetts law, which the police officer was supposedly enforcing, yelling at a police officer is not illegal.

Slavery, Abolition, Rebellion: A Reading List

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

All of these books should provide some correctives to the deep misunderstanding -- or desperate ignorance -- of this extremely important chapter in American History.

Drinking Past Racial Profiling: Obama and the Gates Arrest

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

As far as that pint of beer goes, I worry that it may take many shared kegs before we finally come together as a nation.

Free Skip Gates

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Crowley keeps complaining about Gates's "tone." It echoes teachers trying to assert authority over truculent children, and mothers and fathers with wise-guy kids at the dinner table.

Being Black on a Sunny Day

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

The best news about the Professor Gates arrest in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its aftermath is the very fact that it is news -- big news.

Jason Linkins

Mika Brzezinski Battles "Morning Joe" Guests Over Race Relations (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Big Stupid in Cambridge

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Professor Gates and Officer Crowley were both wrong. Both over-reacted and took unnecessary offense. They both need to show some contrition.

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.

White Men Can't Judge

Keith Boykin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Boykin

The most disturbing aspect of the news coverage about Henry Louis Gates' arrest has been the running commentary by white men about appropriate decorum for black men.

Gates Says What A Lot of Us Are Thinking: You Prove It!

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

We're sick and tired of having to prove things to the self-righteous reactionary fringe, which looks at life as one, big racial profiling traffic stop: Step out of the car Mr. President and show me your birth certificate.

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.

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."

What Do You Call a Black Man at Harvard?

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

If one good thing can come out of the arrest, it is that upper class educated African Americans will realize that racial profiling is problem that affects us all.

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 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...

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."