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 momentâ€™s extraordinary spotlight what they live with everyday. They know that it isnâ€™t just Duke, it isnâ€™t everybody, and it isnâ€™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.