Obama Wades into Racial Issue during Press Conference

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At last night's news conference, the President was asked about the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, who had forgotten his keys and was arrested while trying to get into his home. Obama said that his friendship with "Skip" Gates could make him biased, but he was critical of the arrest for disorderly conduct, charges that later were dropped. Stanford Law Professor Richard Ford is author of The Race Card: How Bluffing about Bias Makes Race Relations Worse.

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Guest:
Richard Thompson Ford - Stanford Law School

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Rebecca Mooney, Katie Cooper