The Hangover: White House Edition

"If you and I want some of that cool refreshment - and some of that racial reckoning we crave - we'll have to buy a round ourselves..."

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If you’re white, you don’t want to lose credibility because Fox NewsGlenn Beck, who called Obama a “racist,” or Boston Police Officer Justin Barrett, who called Gates a “banana-eating jungle monkey,” are out there speaking on your behalf. But unfortunately, right now they are.

If you’re black, you want to believe that Gates put some much-needed sunlight on the issue of police brutality against black men, but deep down you know that there’ll be another Oscar Grant or Shem Walker tragedy soon enough, and no one’s going to ask Obama for his reaction at the next press conference.

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