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The Black Magi And Other Black Figures In European Christmas Art

theroot.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Over the centuries, European artists depicted a variety of religious figures as black, most notably one of the Three Kings, or Magi, bearing gifts for...

The Meaning of Manslaughter?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

The United States has elected its first black president, and yet our struggle for human dignity and mutual respect is hardly over. In the same electio...

George Stephanopoulos, Hillary Clinton Related (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (Associated Press) — George Stephanopoulos has learned that he may be genetically linked to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin...

The Gates Affair: Why We Care

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Inheritance is White, poor credit scores, Black. A missing woman is White and a fugitive on the loose is Black.

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...

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.

If Skip Gates Lived in China and Other Stories of Racial Profiling Around the World

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In many parts of China, without the protection of an American passport, Ivy League credentials, diplomatic status or fame, dark skinned people find themselves branded as a drug dealers or worse.

Cambridge Officer Chooses CO Beer To Drink With President

The Denver Post | William Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It is the sort of workplace meeting most of us can only daydream about: President Barack Obama is slated to sit down in his office today with a couple...

The Gates Arrest: Racism? Not so much. Classism? You betcha!

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zondra Hughes

This was a classic town vs. gown drama, a show-me-the-power move, and Gates slipped up.

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.

Will Obama, Gates And Crowley Drink Local Beer At White House? Brewers Hope So

The Boston Globe | July 28, 2009 07:24 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With two locals heading to the White House tomorrow for a couple of the most-talked-about beers ever, some area brewmasters say a Bay State beer shoul...

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.

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.

Powell On Gates: I've Been Racially Profiled "Many Times"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with CNN's Larry King, former Secretary of State Colin Powell suggested that both the Cambridge police and Harvard professor Henry Lou...

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?

You Said What? Gates and Heated Speech to Police Officers During an Arrest

Emma Coleman Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Coleman Jordan

The arrest of Professor Gates outside his house in Cambridge, Massachusetts is hotly disputed--in part because it brought about a murky interaction of three competing legal principles.

The White House Beer Date: Best and Worst Scenarios

Carolita Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

Race and Reason

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

When a police officer approaches a home where a burglary may be in progress, it is both rational and racist for him to think differently about the situation depending on whether the suspects are black or white.

Sam Stein

Fox News Obsesses About Gates Arrest During Exclusive Gibbs Interview

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The White House was hoping that the president's impromptu address of the Skip Gates saga on Friday would effectively sweep the issue under the rug. Th...

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."

Sam Stein

Gingrich: Obama Should Humbly Admit He Blew Gates Reaction

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Friday morning ventured into the racial and political debate over the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates...

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.

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.

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.

Gates and Crowley: Through a Racist, Classist Lens Darkly

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

If we make the assumption that racism was in play in this event, but that Crowley was not necessarily a racist, we might also assume that class and social status was at play as well.