Day: July 25, 2009

Shall we all hold hands? Should we sing “Kumbya?”

If my experience leads to the lessening of the occurrence of racial profiling, then I would find that enormously gratifying. Because, in the end, this is not about me at all; it is about the creation of a society in which ‘equal justice before law’ is a lived reality. (Henry Louis Gates, The Root)

On Friday, President Barack Obama surprised the Washington Press Corps with an impromptu jacking of the daily press briefing to “clarify” his comments on the arrest of scholar Henry Louis Gates.

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My grandmother embraces my cousin DeShawn as he becomes the first man in my mother’s family to graduate from college.A few people have asked me if I had the power, money and time, what would my version of CNN’s “Black In America” look like. As everyone already knows, I was somewhat disappointed in the series as I found it emotional, but uneven.

I’ve thought about this question long and hard and come to these ideas:

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