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Henry Louis Gates

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.

Curse Words from an Old Manse

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

I strongly disagree with anyone caring about this "stupidly" business. Politics is serious, and sometimes people get fired up. Diplomatic speaking is for diplomats.

Why This White Guy Was Not Arrested While Trying to Break Into a House Not His Own

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

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.

The Beers Obama, Gates, Crowley Will Drink At The White House

Huffingtion Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is due to get together tomorrow night with Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley for their much-anticipated beers and reconciliatio...

911 Caller In Gates Case To Speak Publicly

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The woman who dialed 911 to report a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Wednes...

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.

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.

Let's All Have a Beer and Talk Police Work

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The president, wounded by a wave of criticism, hounded by police union demands for an apology and struggling to get the country's focus back on health care, did a very smart thing.

Open Memo to President Barack Obama

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

A Presidential National Commission of Race and Reconciliation is something you should now seriously consider, President Obama. If not you, who? If not now, when?

Gates, Crowley To Join Obama For Beers This Week

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: There are several reports that the beer diplomacy between President Obama, Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates Jr. ...

A Teachable Moment: Pride and Prejudice

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denise Dennis

Gates' and Crowley's confrontation was a clash of egos in which pride and prejudice -- on both sides -- came into play.