Apparently, this is part of a traveling dog and pony show. Mrs. Recall and I were invited to attend an alum event in Washington on November 8. The sorry lot of characters noted in this news article are planning to speak and field questions. Mrs. Recall and I are thinking about going wearing Duke lacrosse t-shirts and hats.
The attitude of Brodhead and his lackeys that there "nothing to see here, move along" is sickening. They already had to dip deep into its waiting list this year and the real hit comes in the next cycle; how many students are taking Duke off their list of schools to apply to because of this debacle? Every student and parent with a lick of sense will hesitate before applying, let alone accepting an offer of admission. I better stop because I'm starting to get agitated again.
I'm going to think about the questions I will ask Brodhead on November 8, any any suggestions are appreciated.
Dr. Brodhead, when will you resign after the three Duke students are acquitted?
Dr. Broadhead, at what point exactly did you become the prosecutor, judge and jury of the Duke LAX students?
Dr. Broadhead, what will you say when you meet the parents of the students after the latter are acquitted?
Xexox off on color paper a little flyer to be placed on each table (and put them there as if you are delegated to do so, at each place setting) :
Martin Luther King quotes :
"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
"The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict."
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"A right delayed is a right denied."
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
"The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice."
"The time is always right to do what is right."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
"It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important."
And then have the URL of Liestoppers and FODU and some other good blogs listed at the bottom as "suggested for further reading".
Rachel Shack Speaks Out
Rachel Shack, a Trinity College junior and women's lacrosse player, penned a remarkable essay (Duke Chronicle) that offers more sound judgment on the role of athletics at Duke than the post-March writings of the combined membership of the arts and sciences faculty.
At Duke Law School the faculty has been buzzing about the case, according to professor James Coleman, who chaired a committee to investigate the lacrosse program.
"You've got a prosecutor playing to race," he says. "It's disgusting. If he's willing to [make race an issue] to go after what he thinks are three white kids with influence, what will he do going against some poor black kid in a case where people are saying, 'You've got to convict somebody?' To me, a prosecutor who's willing to cut corners in any case is a prosecutor who's subverting justice."
I suggest you wear these:
I finally got mine and believe me, people ask about them. ;-)