Duke Fallout Continues

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    Can you imagine the liberal media right now if these professors were white and the students are Black?




    Duke Fallout Continues as Top Black Professor Resigns From Race Committee

    by Christina Asquith
    Jan 10, 2007, 08:13

    The Duke University professor heading a university-appointed committee to investigate race relations on campus in the wake of last spring’s men’s lacrosse scandal has resigned from that committee in protest against the recent decision to invite two of the players back on to campus.

    “The decision by the university to readmit the students, especially just before a critical judicial decision on the case, is a clear use of corporate power, and a breach, I think, of ethical citizenship,” says Dr. Karla Holloway, the William R. Kenan Jr., Professor of English and Professor of Law at Duke. “I could no longer work in good faith with this breach of common trust.”

    Holloway, who is Black, had agreed to head one of the four committees formed by Duke President Richard H. Brodhead late last spring. She says she’d hoped to improve the racial climate on campus after a Black exotic dancer accused members of Duke’s men’s lacrosse team of rape and racial slurs — prompting a media frenzy and nationwide accusations of racism against the university and its students.

    Since that time, though, the prosecutor’s case has all but fallen apart, and public opinion has swung drastically in defense of the lacrosse players. Professors like Holloway — who had condemned the players — are now facing criticism for prematurely assuming the players’ guilt and, ironically, making racist charges against the White players.

    In her resignation letter, Holloway criticized the Duke administration for not coming to her defense, as attacks in the form of blogs and letters to the university newspaper have mounted in recent months.

    “The public support [the administration] has extended to these students has been absent in regard to faculty who have been under constant and often vicious attack,” she wrote.
     
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    http://media.www.dukechronicle.com/...etters/What-About.Mike.Pressler-1857652.shtml

     
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    WT flying F? 'The public support the administration has extended to the wrongly accused and prematurely condemned has been absent in regard to those of us who wrongly accused and prematurely condemned them'??!! This country has absolutely flipped rationality on its ass.
     

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