Obama hopes the country will view the affair as a "teachable moment." Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates behaved like an ass when asked to show his identification to a police officer investigating a reported break-in of his home.
Both Gates and the President of the United States played the race card which resulted in their own "teachable moment."
An oped piece in the New York Times by Stanley Fish perfectly spells out the contempt he and the left wing power elite holds for the rest of America. Check out the comments. It's really not about race at all.