Racism and Sexism at Duke University

With Mike Nifong‘s and Crystal Gail Mangum‘s attempted lynching of the Duke University students continuing to unravel, a mob of activist University professors accidentally becomes right. Ann Althouse, Durham in Wonderland, Instapundit, and La Shawn Barber are on the case.


The Group of 88 faculty’s original letter began as follows:

Regardless of the results of the police investigation, what is apparent everyday now is the anger and fear of many students who know themselves to be objects of racism and sexism, who see illuminated in this moment’s extraordinary spotlight what they live with everyday. They know that it isn’t just Duke, it isn’t everybody, and it isn’t just individuals making this disaster.

But it is a disaster nonetheless

Indeed. While the Group of 88 was focused on joining the lynching party, their words are ironic now. They can be used to describe the racist and sexist attitude of the administration of Duke University and Durham County.


Dennis Mangan writes bluntly:

Anyone white and male would have to be a fool to attend Duke. There’s some sign, as outlined in the article, that the president of Duke is coming to realize his gigantic fuckup – a criminal fuckup. No one in his right mind should go there, nor should his parents send him.

The situation may not be quite bad, but it certainly isn’t good. Perhaps Durham is in the Gap, after all.

3 thoughts on “Racism and Sexism at Duke University”

  1. I have an interest in the subject of racism and sexism. I am very supportive of women, ethnic minorities, disabled and just about any other group wrongly treated as subordinate. I try my very best not to be biased towards or against any particular group, however, when it comes to comedy, I have no problem with jokes about stereotypes. Often the jokes are about the way we look at different groups as opposed to the actual groups. If people made jokes and friendly banter about my race, I’d laugh. The fact is, controversy makes good comedy in my view. In your opinion, should there be a clear distinction between comedy and blatant attack on different groups or should such issues be banned from comedy altogether?

  2. Porky,

    Well said. The leftism of ‘critical theorists’ at universities is rarely counteracted. This weakens academic freedom, the health of our society, and tragically puts lives in danger. The Missing Child Alert for Andrew Thompson, that your blog links to [1], is a good demonstration of the real harm such leftism can cause.


    Excellent points. Often, pro-left ‘speech codes’ became an end in themselves, and the few victories against them are only half-won and in cases of exceptional hypocracy.

    [1] http://en-gb.facebook.com/group.php?gid=39465030948
    [2] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2008/12/29/multiculturalism-v-free-speech.html

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