Sexual assault at Duke University

Discussion in 'The Real World' started by SouthernN'Proud, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. SouthernN'Proud

    SouthernN'Proud Southern Discomfort

    ESPN story

    Innocent until proven guilty? Guess not.


    Is there a Center for White Culture at Duke?

    And I'm sorry, but out of bed at 8:30 AM shows me nothing about concern. Once they graduate, they'll have done more by 8:30 AM than they do all day now.



    If these allegations are true, the guilty parties should be punished as provided by law. Until then, they should be treated as innocent as provided by law.
     
  2. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    Seems like a reaction to this...

    Here's the thing, though.

    1. If the outside community is that bad, why would they go into it in the first place?
    2. I was in trouble more when I was in College than before, or after. Drunk and disorderly...small fine for a college student, though. So why does this seem so outrageous?
     
  3. AlphaTroll

    AlphaTroll New Member

    Ye know, the more stories I read about America, the more convinced I become that it is by far the most racist place in the world.
     
  4. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    Only if you look for it. Most people don't give a rat's ass what color you are. The ones that do, like pond scum, always seem to creep to the top.
     
  5. AlphaTroll

    AlphaTroll New Member

    Yeah well, I guess it should be laid at the door of sensasionalist bullshit reporting as per the linked story. I suppose it depends on the sources used, but gimme a break. Seriously get the fuck over yourselves.
     
  6. SouthernN'Proud

    SouthernN'Proud Southern Discomfort


    Pretty much.

    This is a big news story because people hate Duke these days. It is a bigger news story because someone allegedly got raped. It is a monster news story because the someone was black. It is a huge monster because the alleged perpetrator(s) are white.

    We can sit back and rest our feet up and talk until we are blue in the face about how nonracist we as an individual are. We can say all the right things to all the right people at all the right times. Then when something like this comes up, we show our true nature.

    If one chooses to define the word racist as someone who prefers his/her own race over others, then who among us is truly innocent?
     
  7. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    Cover it up? They cancelled the teams remaining schedule (bet that wouldn't have happened to the basketball team) and sent the young men to be DNA tested. The team didn't initially cooperate because of the whole "guilty until proven innocent" mentality.

    I can't believe that anyone without a specific racial agenda would have thought that the race of the young lady in question was a determining factor anyway.

    I think I'll need some more credible information on this one.
     
  8. AlphaTroll

    AlphaTroll New Member

    I define the term racist as actively excluding someone from participating in something that is their right as part of the human race based on the colour of their skin or their ethnicity. Also the hatred of another based on the colour of their skin or ethnicity.

    I don't prefer my own race over others, I'm just better equipped to deal with my own race thanks to familiarity with customs etc. I am more comfortable with my own race, but that does not mean I don't want to include people from other races in my social circle or that I don't want them to be part of my life or I of their's.
     
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  9. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    It is, kind of. The people who are actually being oppressed in the current society are white males though.
     
  10. unclehobart

    unclehobart New Member

    Japan.
     
  11. Winky

    Winky Well-Known Member

    Korea
     
  12. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    It's everywhere & has been for days. Another pointless remark by someone not remotely close to the situation picke dup by some fool in the media for it's shitdisturbing views.
     
  13. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    I was treated quite nice when I was in Korea...might be because I know a bit of the language, though.

    Anyway...I've no problems dealing with a racist as long as he/she is honest with it. It's the ones who pretend to like you that you have to be careful of...I guess it's the fact of knowing who, and what, you're dealing with is more important to me than hurt feelings.
     
  14. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef


    I don't know about that, I've seen some honest racist, and I think I prefer the ones who are lying and nice to me than the ones trying to kill me.
     
  15. flavio

    flavio Banned

    Ask Gonz, he doesn't believe in that whole idea.
     
  16. flavio

    flavio Banned

    Hell yeah! White males don't even have a chance at the CEO positions, quarterback spots, being elected officials, religious leaders, Nascar drivers, or even getting a cab......it's fricken rough.
     
  17. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Out-freaking-standing OTC member

    At least the ones who are trying to kill you are upfront about it, so you know how to deal with them. The ones who hide it are the ones you don't know are dangerous until it's too late.
     
  18. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    Applied for any scholarships lately?
     
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  19. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    Okay, it's from another thread, but what do you suppose would have happened if a large group of white male citizens would have organized a demonstration protesting the sad state of illegal immigration in this country the other day. Villified is not a strong enough word.

    To be honest though, I put that in just to see if I could guess what your response would be and I was pretty much right on. Took you a while though. You are really Gonz, aren't you?

    Edit: You think the Nascar driver thing is an advantage???? :lol2:
     
  20. AlphaTroll

    AlphaTroll New Member

    Nah ah - Flavio is what happens when you feed Gonz after midnight :rolleyes: ;)
     
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