The Gates situation dialogue is failing

Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer for the Washington Post, had an article yesterday entitled "The Race Dialogue We Won't Have".  A worthy read.  Then today's editorial page has longtime Post editor Colbert King's great piece "The Black Man at the Door". The title of the first article signifies the problem with thes entire situation.   … Continue reading The Gates situation dialogue is failing

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. and what’s really wrong with this picture

When I read about Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. getting arrested at his home in Cambridge, MA, I cringed. As the story unfolded, it became clear to me how easily this can happen.  Simply misunderstandings, a cop doing his job, and racial profiling all worked together produced yet another incident that we all could, … Continue reading Henry Louis Gates Jr. and what’s really wrong with this picture