Jon Ham at Right Angles posted:
Solomon Burnette, son of former Durham City Council member Brenda Burnette, served more than a year in prison in 2000-01 for robbing two Duke students at gunpoint and violating his probation.Ham noted Burnette has just published in North Carolina Central University’s Campus Echo a column reacting to the collapse of Mike Nifong’s frame-up.
Column title: “Death to all rapists.”
Burnette ends his column with:
Black men, stand up. Black women, stand up. Black children, stand up. We have been at war here with these same white people for 500 years.Ham titled his post:"Still mugging Duke students"
The time to fight, whether intellectually, artistically or physically, has always been now.
Does any organization give a prize for “Best Post Title Exposing a Hate-filled Columnist Writing for a College Newspaper?”
If yes, I want to nominate Ham’s title.
Ham ends his post with:
For the record, NCCU Chancellor James Ammons released a statement distancing himself and his school from Burnette’s ravings.I salute Ammons for speaking out the way he did and Ham for noting it in his post.
Their actions are typical of both men as I know them.
I wish Chancellor Ammons wasn’t leaving NCCU and Durham to assume the presidency of his alma mater, Florida A&M, but I wish Ammons well and thank him for his leadership here, especially during the last year.
As for Jon Ham, I'm glad he's staying in Durham.
Hat tip: The Johnsville News.