Monday, April 10, 2006

A Staggering Dose of Reality

LaShawn Barber writes one of the best blog posts I've ever seen here about the new revelations in the Duke Lacross team rape story. She lays down the truth clearly and mercilessly, like Chris Rock or Dennis Miller do when they're particularly hot. Check it out:

Only some of the lacrosse team members attended the party, but 46 had to submit to DNA tests. And the idiot coach quit. Why, for Pete’s sake? Anyway, there are some discrepancies about who called 911 and whether the stripper arrived at the party already injured. And drunk. One of the strippers called 911, claiming to be a passerby, but defense attorneys say they can prove she was inside the house. I’m not quite sure what this means, though.

Right or wrong, an alleged rape victim’s character is always at issue. I’m not so quick to believe a woman (regardless of color) who takes off her clothes in front of strangers for a living. No one deserves to be violated, of course, but if you’re taking off your clothes and gyrating in front of a group of drunk men (regardless of color)…

Now, let’s talk about racial double standards. I laughed out loud when I read that Duke’s president met with “black leaders.” A rape accusation has been leveled. Does it really matter what color the people are? Apparently so. Black people can be such babies, can’t we? We need to be placated and coddled like whiny toddlers. If the evidence reveals there was no rape and the stripper made up the whole story, will “black leaders” make a public statement about it? What about a private apology-chat with Duke’s president? Care to wager? [emphasis LaShawn's]

The rest is even more brutal and awesome. Read.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What happened to the idiot congreewomn who played the race card? Is she allowed to do this when she cannot substantiate it and now we all just forget about it? As well, her driver pretended to be a police officer and hit a reported when he was merely trying to ask the idiot about the current status of her flase allegations. This is bullshit! Where is jesse and Al when this crap is untrue? Power through victimization?????! Bullshit