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In the Loop: August 3, 2009 Archive

Newsweek's Ellis Cose: An "almost universal experience for black men"

Posted at 10:53 AM on August 3, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (1 Comments)

cose1.jpgWe began the latest podcast with Ellis Cose, Newsweek columnist and author (among other books) of "The Envy of the World: On being a black man in America."

As the national conversation veered off into the White House beer choices, Ellis helped us reflect on what actually happened -- the historical and social context of the Henry Louis Gates Jr. episode:

In that moment, Gates chose his words with some amount of thought: "Is it because I'm a black man in America?" That's heavy stuff. Thanks to Ellis Cose for talking us through the implications. (Image via EllisCose.com)

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