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Justin Barrett, Boston Police Officer, Suspended For Calling Gates A "Jungle Monkey" In E-mail

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The fallout from the Henry Louis Gates Jr. arrest continues: the Boston Police Department has suspended an officer named Justin Barrett for using a ra...

The Gates of Political Distraction

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

Umbrage at a Harvard professor's class snobbery might derail this generation's greatest hope for actually mitigating the class divide.

Beer Summit

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

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.

"Police On My Back": My Playlist For Today's "Teachable Moment" at the White House

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

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.

Jim Crowley: Racist or Thuggish Bully?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Obama was right in the real world (maybe not politically). Crowley certainly did act "stupidly." But Professor Gates acted stupidly as well.

Arthur Delaney

Disorderly Conduct: Conversation About Gates Arrest Precedes Arrest

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A lawyer who moments earlier had been complaining to friends about police overreaction in the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., got a...

A Matter of No Middle Ground

Harvey Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Grossman

Everyone knows that as prudent people we ordinarily should not get "lippy" with a police officer, but Professor Gates is not guilty of violating that maxim. He was standing up for his rights.

Beer: It's Also For Political Fundraising

Sunlight Foundation. | Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beer: it's not just for diffusing racial tensions. It's also for political fundraising. As are wine, bourbon, cocktails, margaritas, and mojitos -- al...

Late Night Comics Tiptoe around Gates Arrest...Until Beer Is Involved

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

NEW YORK — Late-night comics found a few things to laugh about in the racially charged arrest of a Harvard professor – once beer was added...

Crowley vs. Gates: The Heart of Prejudice

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

"Us v. them" arguments do not engage our rational reflective capacities, but instead inflame us with an exhortation to battle.

Officer Crowley

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Gates and Trucks

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

For once, American manufacturers are producing the best weapons ahead of schedule, and will save lives of men who would die without them.

Can Prejudice Be Justified?

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Thomas

Do the isolated incidents in my past and what I have seen justify an overall prejudice toward all policemen?

Jason Linkins

Fox News Reporter Asks Tough Questions On Obama Beer Diplomacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This Thursday night, the White House will host the most important Single-Serving Beer Drink-Off in the history of America as Obama imbibes with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and James Crowley. At stake: racial transcendence for all America.

Just a Minute: Beer Profiling

Harry Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Smith

As the big summit meeting at the White House draws closer, I'm wondering what we can learn from the beer preferences of Henry Louis Gates and James Crowley.

Gatesgate: They've All Got It Wrong.

Lionel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel

The case has forced Americans to look at the issue of policing from the perspectives of African-Americans and cops themselves. If we're smart we'll learn from this.

Gates Got Arrested Because He Hurt Sgt. Crowley's Feelings?!

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

For every Henry Louis Gates, with resources, notoriety, and connections, there are countless others like him who have to live with the reality of racism in anonymity.

No Racism In Obama's Post Race America

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

One wonders what chaos would erupt if Obama had explicitly called out the arrest for what it actually represented: stupidity and racism.

Back to Black Man 101

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Anger, if you are a minority, is dangerous. If you are a woman, a person of color, gay, etc., your movements must be calm, your voice must be modulated, and your anger must never show.

The GOP Sets Its Priorities on Stupidity

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

No wonder Republicans have decried the president taking on too many issues at the same time. Apparently all they can handle is the trivial.

My "Teachable Moments" with the Cambridge Police

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Billy Kimball

The recent uproar about the arrest of the distinguished Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates called to mind my own experiences with the Cambridge police during my years in college, several decades ago.

The Personal Responsibilty to End Racial Profiling

Mark Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Thompson

The "personal responsibility" argument suggests that there is some inherent pathology within African Americans that is disabling. The word plays well politically among moderate and conservative Whites.

Obama: Stop Driving Americans - and White House Guests - To Drink

Mason Tvert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mason Tvert

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.

Mark Another Coup for David Axelrod

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Why do economic and racial segregation still dog us in 2009 -- the forty-fifth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act -- and what, if anything, can be done?

Obama: His Own Best Crisis Manager

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

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.