by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onAugust 7, 2009
All the conversations we had about race this summer have not turned out well.
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July 30, 2009
In honor of the reconciliatory beer being shared tonight at the White House, between president Barack Obama, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr, and Cambridge police Sergeant James Crowley, it’s worth revisiting, however briefly, discussion of the larger issues raised by the arrest.
by Jack White onJuly 28, 2009
Having a beer at the White House cannot change the fact that blacks and whites are just on different sides when it comes to dealing with cops.
by Marjorie Valbrun onJuly 24, 2009
President Obama said the Skip Gates arrest “is a sign of how race remains a factor in this society.” Obviously, not everyone agrees. The split is largely along racial lines, and we know which side he's on.
by Associated Press onJuly 24, 2009
President Obama, who had said Cambridge, Mass., police "acted stupidly" in arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., declared the white arresting officer was a good man and invited him and the professor to the White House for a beer.
by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onJuly 23, 2009
We shouldn’t need celebrities to bring home the seriousness of racial profiling. The pain, humiliation and injustice experienced by average, poor, black men and women should be a compelling enough story to hold our attention.
by Associated Press onJuly 23, 2009
Sgt. James Crowley said he's disappointed that President Obama said officers acted "stupidly," despite acknowledging he didn't know all the facts.
by Adam Mansbach onJuly 22, 2009
In an excerpt from his forthcoming book, The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's 'A More Perfect Union,’ a white hip-hopper writes about the audacity of post-racism.
July 22, 2009
Last week, the often controversial and always conservative William Saletan published a piece about the link between race and cancer outcomes. But do genetic differences between races just a slippery slope toward outright racism?
by Wil Haygood onJuly 22, 2009
The prism of race made Henry Louis Gates Jr. appear to be just another suspect.
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