26 July 2009

Obama, Gates and the American Black Man

Yesterday The New York Times ran this Op-Ed - “Obama, Gates and the American Black Man” by Glen Loury. I have posted on his sensible views regarding race and crime in the U.S. here before. This new essay hits the nail squarely on the head.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Dawei_in_Beijing said...

Great piece. Thanks, Jim. If you get a chance, check out this BBC documentary on Philadelphia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD36JmK4q4I

27 July, 2009 01:28  
Blogger Stan B. said...

Yup, great article. It's easy for anyone and everyone to decry the bad old days of racial segregation. But ask folks to reflect and engage on current realities and relations, and you come up with inanities such as, "I just don't see race." Uh-huh...

Such blatant, self serving denials only allow racism to continue to manifest itself not only in the criminal justice system, but in every other segment of society- including the arts:

http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/07/23/aint-that-a-shame/

27 July, 2009 09:55  
Blogger trane said...

A very well-reasoned and balanced piece.

Thanks.

/trane

27 July, 2009 15:54  

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