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Gates' 'Finding Your Roots' Debuts New Season
Sowing the Seeds of Race, Reaping the Whirlwind of Racism
Founding CEO of CNN
The Obama Administration seems to have no overall strategy in dealing with racial issues at a time when accusations of racism flow from both sides of the political aisle.
BART Police Officer's LA Murder Trial Will Be Ugly
Journalist, San Francisco Bay Area
What started out as a win for the defense -- getting the murder trial of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle moved -- will now become an even more publicized case reminiscent of Rodney King.
Head in the Sand?
Clarence B. Jones
On issues of race, Obama will forever be either the man who healed the septic wound that runs across the back of this nation, or the man who turned away from the mirror to solve more "practical" issues.
Obama Got Involved In Gates's Personal Dispute
Legendary undercover New York City police detective, author
The President of the United States should have known better than to have gotten drawn into a local-level issue.
Obama Sends the Wrong Message to Our Children
Writer, actor and radio host
Obama and Gates drank purely foreign libations while Crowley's choice, Blue Moon, is, like Obama, only half American. Is this really the message we need to convey as our economy struggles to climb out of recession?
Ending Drunkenness in America
Hopefully, teens will
drink. Instead, they can consume tons of corn starch in soft drinks and snack foods.
No Racism In Obama's Post Race America
Playwright, attorney and commentator
One wonders what chaos would erupt if Obama had explicitly called out the arrest for what it actually represented: stupidity and racism.
Rankism: The Elephant in Professor Gates's House
Author, 'Somebodies and Nobodies' and 'The Rowan Tree: A Novel'
We were quick to look at the Gates affair through the lens of race. To bring things fully into focus, we need a second lens -- that of rank.
The Cambridge Kerfuffle Was Town vs. Gown, not Black vs. White
Rabbi Abraham Cooper
Associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum o...
Rather than black vs. white in New England, this may have been the latest chapter of "town vs. gown" carried over from Old England.
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Eating Jim Crow(ley): What the Cop Forgot to Say to Professor Gates
British-born, Hollywood-based humorist, commentator, producer ...
"Now that I understand that you are the home-owner -- and you were simply having trouble getting into your own home -- will you please accept my profuse apologies for my intrusion."
Henry Louis Gates Arrested for Stealing Quart of Milk from Own Refrigerator
Comedian and creator of BorowitzReport.com
"He was acting suspiciously in his kitchen, removing items from the cupboard such as a glass," said Cambridge police spokesman Ryan Slatson. "When he made a move for the refrigerator, we pounced."
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