Skip to comments.My Email on Tawana Two (aka the Duke "rape" case)
Posted on 05/26/2006 7:31:26 AM PDT by zaxxon
There's no doubt that many black women were raped by white men in America and never were held liable for it. When slavery was "legal," "rape" was an exercise of a property right instead of a crime. But (1) slavery ended long ago, (2) none of the Duke lacrosse players ever owned slaves, and (3) no innocent person ought to be convicted on a phony rape charge in order to "atone" in some perverse way for slavery or white racism, or as punishment for the stupidity of attending a party at which strippers of whatever color were the "entertainment."
As more and more information becomes public, it looks more and more like the so-called Duke "rape" prosecutions are the result of (1) a false report, or hoax, and (2) a white Democrat attorney's politically motivated decision to secure indictments before a Democrat primary election in which black votes would be decisive, in a transparent attempt to pander to black voters more motivated by emotion than reason.
My last article on the subject elicited plenty of email, much of it thoughtful.
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She was hired by certain people and was there with them.
It does not come from thin air as did the Brawley claims.
If the allegations are fabricated, what is the difference?
Ya know, playing the race card at every turn is getting way past old.
"Thin Air" wasn't where it came from!!!!
Ugh!!! To think "he" was the black representative running for POTUS!
Disgusting!!! Then again Billy Jeff twernt no angel either!!!!
"It does not come from thin air as did the Brawley claims..."
and yet Tawana Brawley was never held accountable for her made up claims.
Bull! If it didn't happen, it was fabricated out of thin air.
"This isn't a Tawana case."
You're right. It's worse. It was just imaginary guys with Tawana. This woman is screwing over real live people.
That is a very good point.
Black on black crime?
Move along folks. Nothing to see here. Routine stuff.
Black on white crime?
Move along folks. Nothing to see here. Routine stuff.
Specious allegations of white on black crime?
STOP THE PRESSES !!!!!!!!!! Events of national import happening here!
This "ho" has the credibility and character of a politican....
Does North Carolina allow a jury of "peers", and free from Democrat "Plantation blacks" whose "leaders" and rabble rousers have already convicted the "honkies"?
I would be interested in reading the source of this that the author used.
FWIW, here is a report from the state of Arkansas: Only three of 699 rape cases in 1998-1999 were white-on-black.
http://www.acic.org/acic_pdfs/01/Section3_01.pdf (page 10)
I've seen many references to DOJ and FBI statistics but I couldn't quickly locate any similar tables.
I'm pretty sure this white-on-black rape vs black-on-white rape statistic comes from the 1999 Department of Justice Uniform Crime Report which was still recently accessible on the fbi.gov website. (Not sure it is still there).
CURIOUSLY, (on a different topic here) although Latinos are classified as "latinos" in the Hate Crime "victim" statistics, there is NO classification for "latino" in the Hate Crime perpetrator category. When it comes to perpetrators, "latinos" are lumped in with "whites." There is no such thing, according to the UCR (uniform crime report) of ONE SINGLE hate crime perpetrated by a latino. I saw this GLARING anomaly myself on the fbi.gov website less than a year ago! It is unbelievable. Wonder what the motive is behind this convenient "oversight." Hmmmmmmm.
As per my post above: I asked a latino friend of mine a couple months back why the FBI might classify latinos as "white" in their hate-crime tables. He responded that many latinos are of Spaniard blood, so regardless of language and culture they would still be "white."
HOWEVER, as to why they would conversely be called "latino" in the victim category on the very next page of the report he had no response...
On that point, I went to http://www.rainn.org/ "the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization". They have about every rape statistic available, including the race of the victims. I could find no stats on the race of the perpetrators.
Why would black women be held liable for having been raped by white men? Seriously, if this author has something intelligent to say, he should avoid making boneheaded syntactical mistakes in the first sentence. I stopped reading.
I think the "were never held liable for it" was referring to the white rapists, not the black victims. I'm not that familiar with this writer's previous work but I really don't think he meant to say that rape "victims" should be held liable for the attack. If that is what he meant to convey it is absolutely repugnant, and I can't think of one poster on freerepublic who would support that contention.
That's exactly how I see it. This is much, much worse that the Tawana fraud. She has ruined at least 3 lives and set dozens of others on their ear, all because she's a lying tramp who has used false claims to get her way for a decade.
Neither she nor Nifong will likely even have to answer for what they've done, either.
Of course that is what the author meant. My point, which I think I made sufficiently clear, is that the author made a boneheaded mistake in his first sentence. If one is in the business of writing opinion pieces, this is unacceptable.
Point taken, and sorry I misunderstood your post. I'm reminded of a quote from the Bertolucci pic "The Last Emperor,":
Reginald Johnston: "Words are important."
Emperor Pu Yi: "Why are words important?"
Reginald Johnston: "If you cannot say what you mean, your majesty, you will never mean what you say, and a gentleman should always mean what he says."
...and was there with them.