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Henry Louis Gates

Gates Crowley Beer Summit! Part Deux

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Remember when Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley and President Barack Obama all sat down for the major news ...

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Media?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

It's Better to Be Racist Than Color Blind

David A. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Wilson

We give weight to the idea of race being negative by considering it taboo. The more we avoid the topic, the discussion, the word, the more power we lend it.

Civil Discourse And The Intentional Conversation

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hoyt Hilsman

What is an Intentional Conversation? Stated simply: It is a structured conversation with no purpose other than the conversation itself.

The Right Shoves Obama Even More Rightward

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Right isn't just dominating the political debate. It has driven Obama -- not to the center; he was never really anywhere else politically -- but to the right of center on some issues.

Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Walter Kirn, author of the novels Up in the Air and Mission to America, has written the most enticing recent indictment of education in this country.

Keeping Obama on Message

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Actually, Mr. President..." "David?" "One more thing before we move off the logistics."

Caption Contest: President Obama, Professor Gates and Sgt. Crowley

Rinku Sen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rinku Sen

Two months later, the White House has released this photo, with President Obama, Henry Louis Gates, and James Crowley. So we're holding a caption contest. Bonus points if you make us ROTFL.

Bob Dylan, Skip Gates, and the New Celebrity Culture: Do You Know Who I Am?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

What if there are no celebrities anymore? That is, nobody who's universally recognizable. No truly iconic figures. No absolute stars.

Whether Gates or Health Care, Race Matters

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.

From 'Birthers' To Death Panels: Blame It On August

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Does life seem weirder and crazier than normal these days? Do you feel like you've fallen down a rabbit hole or gotten sucked into the twilight zone?...

The Death and Possible Rebirth of Racial Profiling

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Now that the Beer Summit has resolved any lingering issues over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, we can get back to our perfectly harmonious post-racial society. I, for one, am relieved.

Sen. Adams Would Have Arrested Gates Immediately

Brooklyn Paper | Mike McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

State Sen. Eric Adams inserted himself into the national debate over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates in his own home last month by s...

GOP Sees Opportunity With White Voters After Gates Saga

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weeks after President Obama said that Cambridge, Mass., police had "acted stupidly" by arresting Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates for ar...

Think Again: The Mainstream Media Opens the Door to Hate

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Brooks Jackson: "As a former CNN reporter, I believe this episode is an embarrassment to CNN... They have an anchor on there saying one thing and their reporters saying quite another."

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.

Mr. President: Turbodog is My Rose Garden Beer Choice

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Turbodog creates a pleasant stimulant-sensation at the back of my throat that metaphorically represents the stimulus needed by the small-business community.

White Racism Black Bigotry: The Talk About Race is All Wrong!

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

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.

Arthur Delaney

Disorderly Conduct: Man Arrested After Criticizing Police May Sue

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lawyer arrested by D.C. police last weekend for disorderly conduct after chanting "I hate police" plans to fight the charge in court and is puttin...

Aug. 3, 2009, News (?) Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Valeriani

The beer bash culminated 10 days of non-stop media coverage. And Michael Jackson wasn't even involved.

Gates, Crowley, Biden and Obama: A Teachable Moment?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In truth, what maintains the walls between races, generations, genders and globally between nations is more "fearful aggression" than true hostility.

Gates: Crowley And I May Go To Red Sox Game

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHILMARK, Mass. — Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Sunday joked about his arrest by a white police officer, but also described rec...

Gates Sends Flowers To Woman Who Called The Police

AP | July 31, 2009 06:03 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent flowers and a note to the woman who unwittingly sparked a national debate on race by calli...

Top Ten Things Overheard At The White House Beer Summit (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Dave lost one of his favorite monologue topics yesterday as the beer summit came and went. Once the president invited Henry Louis Gates and the man wh...