Monday, April 24, 2006

Duke Rape Case: Kathleen Parker says white men don't rape black women

Kathleen Parker: Fact and myth Duke it out

Where there's a female victim, there's usually a feminist spokesperson making the case against aggressive males.

Translation: Leave our violent men alone!

No one wishes to minimize the pain of slavery or the trauma of rape, whether at the hands of a 19th-century plantation owner or a modern-day lacrosse player, but ...

Translation: I can and will do exactly this, but I want to dodge responsibility.

The historical pattern of [Jesse] Jackson's behavior is what keeps those fears aroused and conjures up bad memories.

Translation: You have nothing to fear but Jesse Jackson himself.

There is no current trend of white men raping black women ... though sample sizes are considered too small to draw any solid conclusions ...

Translation: White men don't rape black women. Whenever it looks like they do, people like me insist it's just rough sex. I only have the lack of data to back me up, but that's good enough for me.

... we can't help noting that the two young men thus far charged are from New York and New Jersey ...

Translation: They're from blue states. If the impossible happens and a jury finds any of these men guilty, I'll blame the Democrats.

Any commentary about race, class and privilege in this case is meaningless ...

Translation: [KP's hands over her ears] "I'm not listening."

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 10:28 AM   2 comments links to this post


At April 25, 2006 7:44 AM, Blogger Piscean Princess said...

"Any commentary about race, class and privilege in this case is meaningless ..."

Well, now, that's just silly. Particularly when you look at the racially charged taunts (Thank your grandfather for my cotton shirt), each side's choice of extracurricular activities (lax vs. exotic dancer) and the ability to acquire leagal council (district attorney vs. some of the top criminal defense lawyers in the country).

It's mindblowing the way that seemingly intelligent people try to minimize the reality that sexism, racism and classism are alive & well in our country.

At April 26, 2006 10:54 AM, Blogger Marcella Chester said...

When none of those 'isms seem to hurt you, I guess it's more comfortable to pretend they don't exist.


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