This morning, I read Yolanda’s post in which she broke the news that the DA’s office is dropping the rape charges. You’ll recall that this case involves white boys on Duke’s lacrosse team who were accused of rape and false imprisonment of an African American woman.
J informs me that sports programs are all over this news, worried about how the poor boys who were “falsely accused” will ever be able to recover. It doesn’t seem to matter that the sexual assault and kidnapping charges still stand.
The racism in this case is overwhelming. The sexism is so standard that I want to scream. If you think the fact that the woman worked as a stripper is relevant, you’re a sexist. If you think it’s irrelevant that the woman who was assaulted was African American and the boys who attacked her were white, you’re not only a racist, you’re a fool. If you immediately disbelieve a woman who says she’s been raped, you’re a waste of human tissue.