April 23, 2006

Duke's Dunces

Houston Baker, a Duke English Professor certainly wasn't shy about weighing in on the Duke rape case controversy:
Houston Baker, a Duke English professor, demanded in an open letter that the panicked Duke administration do more to stop the "drunken white male privilege loosed amongst us" by expelling the entire lacrosse team and its coaches.


Or how about this stoop:
"A lot of people get focused on her identity, and we kind of lose a little bit of how this is a crime against women," said Robert Korstad, a history professor at Duke.

"People are using this [issue] to advance their own agendas," Kunkel said. "A girl was probably raped. She should be the one getting the attention and the support."

Should we ignore the fact that 2 Duke students have been charged with a crime that they in all likelihood did not commit.


Blogger J. said...

I'm interested in the evidence you apparently have that the accused did not commit the crime. Unfortunately, you make no mention of it in your blog entry. Please correct that oversight. Then, your conclusion that the lacrosse players are definitely innocent might make sense. Currently, it doesn't.

Mon Apr 24, 03:01:00 AM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

I dont profess infallible knowledge about the case nor did my post say I did. But the defense attorney for Seligmann has shown me a timeline for the period when the DA says the rape occurred. He was a very bizzy and he wasnt a rapin. The photo ID's are shiite (see my earlier post) and the purported victim's credibility is threadbare. If you believe her, fine, have at it. Can you spell T*a*w*a*n*a.

Also, I am not a news source, nor do I pretend to be.

Mon Apr 24, 09:05:00 AM  
Blogger coldH2O said...

You believe the defense attorney before the trial. Now that's really living in reality. No wonder.

Tue Apr 25, 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger idowhatiwant said...

you are completely racist, but probably refuse to admit it - maybe even to yourself.

i went to the same high school as several duke lacrosse players, and some of my closest friends graduated from duke. by most accounts, sexual violence and racial animosity have been rampant on campus for years.

why is the victim's credibility 'threadbare', to use your word? because she accused other men of rape a decade ago? yeah, no woman has ever been raped twice in a decade. in fact, we should have a rule that women can only bring one rape charge per decade. and we need to roll back those rape shield laws, too. sluts never get raped. maybe because she's black? poor? a single mother? a bad student? wherein lies her lack of credibility in your eyes?

i wonder whether you would be rushing to the defense of two black kids from the inner city accused of raping a white duke student. ask yourself that question and give yourself a serious answer. i seriously doubt it.

Sat Apr 29, 01:29:00 AM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

Talk about being way off base, ido, this post came way before the disclosure of the rape accuser's earlier accusations. Read and date a post before you snark about it.

Sat Apr 29, 01:51:00 AM  

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