When a white police officer in Cambridge, Mass. responded to a call at Henry Gates’ house and arrested the Harvard Professor, President Obama said that the arrest appeared to be racially motivated before he knew any of the facts. Obama then said the situation presented a great opportunity to have some high-profile dialog on race relations, so he invited Officer Crowley and Professor Gates to the White House for a now-infamous “beer summit.”
When the Majority Leader of the United States Senate suggested that blacks only make viable political candidates if they look and speak white enough, President Obama said it “makes absolutely no sense” to make a big deal out of it.
What gives? No beer summit for Harry? Isn’t this another great opportunity for useful dialog on race?
It’s almost like the Democrats just want this terrific opportunity for dialog on race to go away — it’s so unlike them.