A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Good Friday Duke University
late one night
in the middle of March
in a small southern town
with a big Ivy League college
in the middle of Lent
all Hell broke loose
on the road to
Rape is a vicious crime. And sooner or later we will know if the young Black woman in question was raped as reported. But rape or not this matter is about far more. What this kind of event that passes for a “party” on a regular basis at Duke and at leading colleges across America are groups of privileged male college students often associated with university teams taking license to enjoy themselves by degrading others.
Often African Americans
The email the very same night by one member of the Duke lacrosse team planning another such “party” immediately after this other and again “inviting” poor young Black women to “perform” for them for pay is clearly indicative of a mindset not one isolated “party” that was as rare as finding an African American on the lacrosse team.
It is a form of Abuse
which a college education is
supposedly the opposite of
It is born of many Causes but without a doubt the virtual “segregation” of most sports on most colleges most assuredly at Duke is an underlying core problem. If 10 or 15 members of the Duke lacrosse team were African American not just ONE and a “lowly” Freshman at that, it would be far far more difficult for this persecution of African Americans to take place on and off the campus. The “critical mass” of White Domination could not take hold of a team.
41 of the 46 WHITE members of the Lacrosse team attended this “party” and no matter the conclusion of the rape investigation they were ALL willing participants of a gathering whose purpose was to degrade African Americans having them “dance for them” while the WHITE players drank and hurled insults.
The Con Game being orchestrated by
Powerful Duke alumni and wealthy parents
is to discredit scare this African American woman
and in so doing have this matter go away
maybe even with these young white bigots
being packaged as “martyrs”
Whatever happens with the rape investigation and completely separate from it Duke has now been EXPOSED as a gathering place for out of control white and mostly wealthy privileged members of the American “elite” (sic) the very young men who will be employed by and then lead major American institutions in government, business, philanthropy, education, media and yes sports.
These colleges like Duke are in effect Breeding Grounds for Racist attitudes and Bigotry against African Americans “updated” for the 21st century. And Sports yes SPORTS a prime vehicle in our colleges coast to coast for intensifying and bringing together WHITE young men to manifest and encourage their Racist tendencies in a team setting.
Regardless of the outcome of the rape investigation
Duke has NO choice now but to reach deep into its entire Sports program and transform the “culture” in sport after sport after sport that encourages Racism and the degrading of African Americans.
And the most basic issue of all is the composition of EVERY team male and female at Duke with the exception of men’s basketball and football and women’s basketball. And the parallel question WHY are African Americans so well represented on just these 3 teams. A rhetorical question of course.
ALL THE OTHERS
dozens of teams
in a score of Sports
Are SEGREGATED breeding grounds for Racism
Duke has NO choice but to finally INTEGRATE its entire very large Sports program RECRUIT African Americans for ALL sports ass well as it does for football and basketball OR it must be reduced to the small insignificant college it once was. And made a pointed example of for all these NCAA colleges. Either INTEGRATE your sports programs or be labeled as ultimately Racist institutions.
We aren’t going to be Conned by powerful Alumni hiring the most expensive spin attorney in America Bob Bennett from Washington DC fame or Duke President Brodhead “managing” the situation to contain it.
And neither should you
here on Good Friday
The day that most Symbolizes the nature and the bottomless depths of abuse and persecution, and how Power will go to any lengths to “protect” itself, right now for all practical purposes the African American community is and has long been nailed to a Cross at Duke and in the surrounding community of Durham, North Carolina.
By a college system
at the Ivy League level
where the real Power is
factories for insuring
for generations to come
ours is a Structured Society
African Americans must be
“taught” their place
at the Bottom
much as Jesus Christ
was “taught” his place