The following in Washington Post associate editor and columnist Eugene Robinson’s Apr.25, 2006 column gets my vote - - -
… The university's president, Richard H. Brodhead, may emerge from this awful mess as a true hero, because he seems to understand the need to deal not only with the specific allegations but with the context and the questions as well. (emphasis added)
In an extraordinary letter to the Duke community, . . . Brodhead wrote of "an attitude of arrogant inconsiderateness that reached its peak in the alleged event but that had long preceded it" -- an attitude that, to many outsiders, "has seemed to be the face of Duke." …
It will be fascinating to watch as Duke attempts some educating that parents should have taken care of long ago. ...
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Folks, can any of you think of a worse hoax/frame prediction so far?
Robinson’s entire Apr. 25, 2006 column’s here. You’ll see its race/class/gender-obsessed and fails to confront the central issues of guilt and innocence
I encourage any reader planning to cite Robinson’s column in support of Brodhead’s and the trustee’s “Who knew?” defense of their shameful actions and inactions in response to Mangum’s and Nifong’s lies to first read Thomas Sowell’s column, "Law or Lynch Law."
It too was published Apr. 25, 2006.
Robinson should have known.
Brodhead and the trustees did know.