Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Lynne Duke: Hearsay proves Whitey is at it again
The Duke Case's Cruel Truth
Hateful Stereotypes of Black Women Resurface

By Lynne Duke
Washington Post Staff Writer

She was black, they were white, and race and sex were in the air.

But whatever actually happened that March 13 night at Duke University -- both the reported rape and its surrounding details are hotly disputed -- it appears at least that the disturbing historic script of the sexual abuse of black women was playing out inside that lacrosse team house party.

Two black women performed an exotic dance. The white men in their audience shouted racial epithets, one of the women has said. Things got rough. Someone in the crowd held a broomstick aloft and shouted "I'm gonna shove this up you," the other woman told police when she reported being raped. As the women fled the house, a neighbor reportedly heard one of the men shout: "Hey bitch, thank your grandpa for my nice cotton shirt."

In the sordid but contested details of the case, African American women have heard echoes of a history of some white men sexually abusing black women -- and a stereotype of black women as hypersexual beings and thus fair game. The mainstream media have largely tiptoed around the brutal truth that has been discussed among black women in private conversations, in the blogosphere and on college campuses. It is that the Duke case is in some ways reminiscent of a black woman's vulnerability to a white man during the days of slavery, reconstruction and Jim Crow, when sex was used as a tool of racial domination…
Without being privy to a shred of evidence in the ‘Duke lacrosse team’ rape case, Ms. Duke spews out 1,500 words of racial animus disguised as a newspaper article about the case. Duke castigates anyone who will not acknowledge that since the accuser is a black woman she is summarily: (a) a victim, and (b) a person whose lifestyle, motives, and accusations are beyond reproach. Furthermore, the lawyers hired to defend the three men who the sainted stripper has accused of rape are racists for questioning her veracity.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The mainstream media have largely tiptoed around the brutal truth that has been discussed among black women in private conversations, in the blogosphere and on college campuses. It is that the Duke case is in some ways reminiscent of a black woman's vulnerability to a white man during the days of slavery, reconstruction and Jim Crow, when sex was used as a tool of racial domination…"

Funny, but from my perspective, all the mainstream media focuses on is "black woman's vulnerability to a white man". They can talk about little else.

Further, despite what the race-baiters may claim, this is not about race; it is about the credibility of hookers, or rather, the lack thereof. Whether black, white, philipino, french, german, or vietnamese, race makes no difference whatsoever: whores lie.

5/24/2006 3:24 PM  

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