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Reflections on Trayvon Martin and Racism in New York in the 1980s
Robert David Jaffee
Author, journalist and mental health activist
I have never forgotten that period of time and hoped that it had faded, that our nation had changed.
Sgt. Crowley Still Doesn't Get It
SVP, Media Relations, Huffington Post Media Group
While Crowley claimed that there was 'no tension' at the table, pictures of the event speak volumes: where Gates appears to be attentive and listening, Sgt. Crowley seems perturbed, slightly above it all, put upon.
The Year of the Apology: The Worst and Best of 2009
Author, 'The Language of Trust: Selling Ideas in a World of Sk...
We tested 15 of the most public apologies of the year to see what makes for a good apology and a bad apology and what we can learn from our A-list of apologists.
Gates Crowley Beer Summit! Part Deux
Reflecting on the Gates Arrest
James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation
The Gates arrest uncorked pent-up emotions and helped reveal a dirty national secret: racial profiling is real, it violates the highest ideals of our country, and it demeans the daily experiences of too many people.
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.
The Summer of Missed Opportunities -- Now Extending to Fall 2009?
Attorney, Law Offices of Robin Sax, victim advocate, legal com...
Are you kidding me? Has the "Summer of Missed Opportunities" extended to the Fall of 2009, as well? It sure looks that way!
Caption Contest: President Obama, Professor Gates and Sgt. Crowley
Executive Director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Just...
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.
The Gates Affair: Why We Care
Daniel Bruno Sanz
Free books at www.scribd.com/dbsanz
Inheritance is White, poor credit scores, Black. A missing woman is White and a fugitive on the loose is Black.
Aug. 3, 2009, News (?) Update
Former NBC News correspondent
The beer bash culminated 10 days of non-stop media coverage. And Michael Jackson wasn't even involved.
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
White Racism Black Bigotry: The Talk About Race is All Wrong!
Yvonne R. Davis
President and CEO, DAVISCommunications
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.
Gates, Crowley, Biden and Obama: A Teachable Moment?
Mark Goulston, M.D.
Speaker, Author, Coach, Consultant
In truth, what maintains the walls between races, generations, genders and globally between nations is more "fearful aggression" than true hostility.
Left, Right & Center: Wall St. Bonuses, Health Care Deal, China and the Beer Summit
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?
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.
Last Call for No Alcohol
Graduate journalism student at Northwestern University and Eye...
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.
Happy Hour at The White House...Sort of
Sybil Adelman Sage
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."
Top Ten Things Overheard At The White House Beer Summit (VIDEO)
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?
Gates/Crowley In An Alternative Universe
Anchor, PIX News at 10
Let's visit an alternative universe where the protagonists behaved in a slightly more reasonable manner during their fateful confrontation.
Before We All Have A Beer
Anna Deavere Smith
Actress and playwright
There are many practical ways that we can do
, not just race talk in our daily lives. But should we go back to work the same way as before?
A Beer For The Guys -- A Leech For The 911 Caller
British-born, Hollywood-based humorist, commentator, producer ...
While Crowley gets the 15 minutes of White House fame -- and a free beer -- that he inveigled out of the President -- perhaps a decent lawyer will come forward and offer to represent Lucia Whalen.
Class and Race Again: Brewskies and Jungle Monkeys
Head Barista at pamshouseblend.com
The beer summit confirms the role of class in this whole brouhaha. Beer is a social signifier that Gates, Obama, and Crowley are just regular guys shooting the sh*t.
The Gates Arrest: Racism? Not so much. Classism? You betcha!
Creator, The Six Brown Chicks
This was a classic town vs. gown drama, a show-me-the-power move, and Gates slipped up.
A Matter of No Middle Ground
Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
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.
The Beers Obama, Gates, Crowley Will Drink At The White House
Crowley vs. Gates: The Heart of Prejudice
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist; Executive/life coach
"Us v. them" arguments do not engage our rational reflective capacities, but instead inflame us with an exhortation to battle.
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