Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson Says Organization Will Pay Alleged Rape Victim's Tuition
Posted on 04/12/2007 3:20:28 PM PDT by Screamname
Jesse Jackson Says Organization Will Pay Alleged Rape Victim's Tuition
Posted: Apr 15, 2006 Updated: Jan. 7, 2007
DURHAM, N.C. The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday that his Rainbow/Push Coalition will pay the college tuition for a black stripper who has made rape allegations against white members of Duke University's men's lacrosse team.
And the offer stands even if it turns out she fabricated her story.
Jackson told The Associated Press Saturday that his organization is committed to making sure the 27-year-old divorced mother of two will never again "have to stoop that low to survive."
Jackson has not spoken with the woman, who is a student at North Carolina Central University, a historically black university.
DNA tests on all 46 of the lacrosse team's white members failed to match any evidence taken from their accuser. But Jackson said there's plenty of circumstantial evidence that something happened to her at the March 13 party.
Attorney Bill Thomas said a member of the defense team interviewed the other dancer who performed that night and she "has stated point blank she does not believe this allegation."
Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong is expected to bring the investigation before a grand jury, starting on Monday.
In Racially Balanced City, Race Becomes Focal Point
Durham Mayor Bill Bell is black. So are Police Chief Steven W. Chalmers, City Manager Patrick Baker and a majority of the City Council. Durham's population is almost as black as it is white.
So why is it that some blacks like Preston Bizzell, a 61-year-old Air Force veteran who said he's never experienced racism in his 30 years in Durham, believe justice here is swifter and harsher for a black man than a white one?
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"SHOW HER THE MONEY!!"
I guess Jesse found a new mistress.
A world upside down!
It’s his choice, but it shows bad judgment.
What else should one expect from him?
That tells me all that I need to know.
Easy to give away money that didn't come directly from his pocket.
yea jesse, this girl is going to go to college, study, work hard and get her degree..ROFL..I have some oceanfront property I want to sell you in the middle of kansas..
The accused lacrosse team guys should sue her for these monies.
Is it safe to caller her a Ho ?
Honestly, I think Jackson and his ilk are beyond redemption.
I agree it’s his choice. I’d be more impressed if he were paying for her psychological treatment.
While laudible in general (and by someone who isn't using it for show), is there any evidence that she's prepared for college?
I think she has already offered to dance for the tuition.....
you are right and I label them “ THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE” and I damn well mean it too.
Well said, cripplecreek.
She had a choice about stooping that low, Jesse.
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