Closing Arguments: Obama’s Beer Diplomacy

By David Schoetz

Jul 27, 2009 11:27pm

Cambridge officials today released the 911 call that preceded the arrest of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates by white police officer Sgt. James Crowley. And contrary to the police report, the caller did not identify Gates by race. Local officials say they're eager to clear the air. As is President Obama, who will host Gates and Crowley at the White House Thursday night at 6 p.m. for a conciliatory beer. So tonight, we ask you: Is bringing the two together for a beer a contrived attempt to solve what is a deeper problem? Tell us what you think. You can follow "Nightline" anytime on Twitter:

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