What is an Intentional Conversation? Stated simply: It is a structured conversation with no purpose other than the conversation itself.
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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.
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.
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.
"Actually, Mr. President..." "David?" "One more thing before we move off the logistics."
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.
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.
What if there are no celebrities anymore? That is, nobody who's universally recognizable. No truly iconic figures. No absolute stars.
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?...
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.
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...
Two weeks after President Obama said that Cambridge, Mass., police had "acted stupidly" by arresting Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates for ar...
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."
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.
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.
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.
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...
The beer bash culminated 10 days of non-stop media coverage. And Michael Jackson wasn't even involved.
Turbodog creates a pleasant stimulant-sensation at the back of my throat that metaphorically represents the stimulus needed by the small-business community.
CHILMARK, Mass. — Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Sunday joked about his arrest by a white police officer, but also described rec...
In truth, what maintains the walls between races, generations, genders and globally between nations is more "fearful aggression" than true hostility.
The Gates and Crowley get-together Thursday night, Twyman said, distracts the president from more pressing issues such as health care and might encourage kids to experiment with booze.
Andrew Cuomo discovered that $33 billion in bonuses were paid by Wall Street firms during the height of the meltdown and the public bailout. Where's the outrage?
As Vice President Joe Biden joined them, Lucia Whalen, who happened to be passing by the White House, called 911 to report "strange activity on the South Lawn."
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...
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