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Posted by on Jul 25, 2009 in Politics, Society | 22 comments

Teachable Moments

This is the headline at The Root:

“Gates Says ‘Yes’ to Beer with Crowley.” And the sub-headline: “In a statement to The Root, the Harvard professor says he would meet with the cop who arrested him, as President Obama has suggested.”

I know that there are many cynics out there who will sneer at this and call it a gimmick or a publicity stunt, but I say it’s not. If both sides take this seriously and go into it with open minds and hearts, good things could happen.

I think it’s safe to say that this would not have happened if anyone other than Barack Obama had been president. For all the disagreements I have with him on a few specific issues, the man is extraordinary.