It’s amazing to me that there are people who pretend that race is no longer as issue in this country when things like this Obama-as-a-witch-doctor photoshop are circulating among Republicans.
On this topic, I’m not a huge fan of James McWhorter, but his piece on the Gates arrest, though a bit rambling, is by far the best thing I’ve read on the subject yet. I might add one more thing about Gatesgate….There are certain things that seem crazier and crazier the more you step back from them. A news analyst calling for the murder of an American soldier is one. Millionaire pundits lecturing middle-class readers/viewers about how real Americans think is another. And arresting a frail 50-something man with a cane in his own house for yelling at a cop when the cop mistook him for a burglar is another.
Update. This has been the lead headline in the opinion box on the Post web page for the past 18 hours
Attacking Docs and Cops