Discussing Race over Beer at the White House

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2009 at 8:42 am

After the fallout of Professor Gates’ arrest and subsequent dismissal of charges (and after President Obama chimed in with his opinions of his friend’s arrest), the arresting white officer (Jim Crowley), Gates, and Obama are now to sit down to discuss issues concerning race. For the latter part of last week, our first African American President found himself addressing race relations in a time where many viewed him to be the one to reconcile these issues. President Obama, instead of defending his health care bill, found himself defending and then apologizing for using “stupidly” to describe the officer’s actions in the arrest. Perhaps when the trio sits down to have a casual conversation regarding race, then maybe the trio will be able to view the world from the other’s perspective—this can go a very long way in healing some very open wounds in America, albeit, one person at a time.


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