Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree is looking to write a book centered on what happened when his client, friend, and colleague Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr. was arrested in his home on charges of disorderly conduct last month, an incident that turned the nation’s attention to the issue of racial profiling. Several sources confirmed Read More
Harvard Rules: The Struggle for the Soul of the World’s Most Powerful University, by Richard Bradley. HarperCollins, 400 pages, $25.95.
Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class, by Ross Gregory Douthat. Hyperion, 304 pages, $24.95.
What is Harvard that we are mindful of it? That’s the question raised by Privilege: Read More
Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates is planning to establish a think tank in Harlem and has been viewing Harlem townhouses as possible locations for the new intellectual center, The Observer has learned.
According to sources familiar with the proceedings, Mr. Gates, the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and Read More
As someone who recently pronounced all of Nature “overrated” and decried beautiful autumn-foliage displays as “the shallow supermodels of the natural world” (see Oct. 29, 2001), I would now like to add an even more sweeping declaration in the same mode: Authenticity is overrated . In particular, the search, the quest, for authenticity is in Read More
The headline of a profile of Harvard professor and New Yorker contributor Henry Louis Gates Jr. in the April issue of Boston magazine has provoked an outcry from several prominent civil rights leaders in Boston and forced Boston editor in chief Craig Unger to defend his publication against charges of racism.
The 12,000-word profile, written Read More