left right politics showbiz tech invest good life gossip fun hot
Mother Jones Hot Air Huffpo Variety Engadget Seeking Alpha Lifehacker TheSuperficial Daily Beast reddit
Daily Kos Michelle Malkin Politico Billboard Boing Boing TheBigPicture Luxist TMZ.com Fark BuzzFeed
ThinkProgress RightWingNews First Read CNN Showbiz Gizmodo FT Alphaville Joystiq Perez Hilton 4chan memorandum
Crooks+Liars Power Line CNN ticker E! Online Techcrunch Josh Brown Kotaku gamer Bastardly Post Secret Techmeme
TalkngPtsMemo Ameri..Thinker Swampland TV Guide Ars Technica 24/7 Wall St. TreeHugger Egotastic hascheezburgr Drudge
The Raw Story NewsBusters The Caucus Ent. News Mashable bloggingstocks Consumerist PinkIsTheNew dooce digg
Wonkette Wizbang fishbowlDC HlywdWiretap Google blog DealBook lifehack.org CelebrityBaby Someth'nAwful trends
Atrios Taki Magazine WashWhisprs DeadlnHllywd Read/Write Jeff Matthews 43folders GoFugYourself Neatorama PSFK
Firedoglake Big Hollywood The Fix MSN Ent. OReilly Radar PhilsStockWorld Autoblog Page Six Cool Hunter BBC
Young Turks IMAO Capital Gains Rot'nTomatoes GigaOM Daily Rec'ng Deadspin BestWeekEver stereogum Timespop
Americablog AceOfSpades Open Secrets Cinematical ProBlogger Zero Hedge DownloadSqd Dlisted CuteOverload media eye
Politicususa Redstate WikiLeaks law Cool Tools Bespoke MediaZone PopSugar Dilbert blog TVNewser
CounterPunch Jawa Report econ law.alltop Scobleizer BtwTheHedges Deviant ArtHollyw'dTuna gapingvoid BuzzMachine
TalkLeft Patterico EconLog Volokh Consp. Apple Blog Minyanville Gothamist x17online DailyGrail MediaGazer
Feministing Townhall.com Freakonomics Legal Insurrec.. Valleywag Fast Money Curbed DailyBlabber Prof. Hex Steve Rubel
PolitAnimal OutsideBeltwy CrookedTimbr Conglomerate mozillaZine RealClearMkts FabSugar Gawker OvrheardinNY MediaBlgNRO
Truthdig Moonbattery MarginalRevo SportsLawBlog Smashing W$J Mktbeat Gridskipper Radar Last.fm Threat Level
Alternet RealClearPoli crime W$J Law BlogTechdirt AbnormalRtrns Material Defamer kottke.org Seth's blog
Media Matters Instapundit CrimeblogsBalkinizationMAKE RandomRoger Sartorialist Jossip PumpkinChuckin mediamatters
The Nation Hugh Hewitt All Crime Credit Slips SrchEngLand Stock Advisors Drink'nMadeEasy Just Jared Maps Mania Newshounds
Maddow Blog PJ Media Smoking Gun FindLaw VentureBeat Slope of Hope Mark Cuban Celebitchy CollegeHumor FAIR

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Duke Case: Other Viewpoints


"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you." - Lewis B. Smedes
Sometimes we check-in to see what the blog Justice-For-2-Sisters is saying about the case. Here is song4assata's latest take on the case:
You Know What the 3 Accused Players Should Do When This is Over?

Go speak out against racism. Let it soak in for a second. I've said from the start of this case, if the public feels these guys have been treated unfairly and stereotyped, well congratulations, you now know what it feels like to be African-American and be prejudiced against. Let's list the reasons we've heard the sympathizers and the accused cite for being unfairly stereotyped:

Because of their race.
Because of their socio-econimic status.
Because of the neighborhood they come from.
Because of the school they attend.
Because of the sport they play.
Because of the behavior of others in the above groups.

They've been "cut loose" by their school, face plastered around the world, teachers turned on them, arrested without cause, subjected to DNA tests, mug shots, fingerprinting, torso photographs. Every bit of it, according to them, has been unpleasant, unfair, demeaning, and life-changing.

Go back and read those reasons again, and think of when African-Americans, Latinos, Asians, have made these exact same claims in terms of their experiences with racism and classism. Did you think it sounded like whining and complaining? I hope this perspective causes you to see it in a fresh way....

What Reid, David, and Colin and their families are feeling now, every African-American in this country has been feeling for over 400 years....
A good point, in a blog by a women who wanted to believe the accusations from the moment she heard them. By the way, their names are Reade and Collin, not Reid and Colin.
I started this blog the day the alleged victim's story ran in a local paper. When the story mentioned the team planned to play a match that same afternoon with Georgetown as if there were no felony allegations against 3 of them, I just got 'righteously angry' as the saying goes.
Song4assata motives for following the Duke case remind us of this quote from "hip-hop intellectual," Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, on April 18th, regarding the Duke rape case:
As I said before, I truly believe the young woman's story and hope that the truth is brought to surface as soon as possible. But, like many Black people, a part of me NEEDS to believe that the story is true. Although most Black people won't admit it, many of us are thinking "“She better not be lying or it'’s gonna take years to live this down."”
So was this case about "pay back" and "Justice-For-All-Sisters?"

Accused Players Should Do.. [Justice4TwoSisters.com, Oct. 24, 2006]
Duke Rape Case: The Squirm Factor [TJN, April 19, 2006]

Calculated Risk

MishTalk - Mike Shedlock

Paul Krugman - NY Times

The Big Picture - Barry Ritholtz

naked capitalism - Yves Smith

Pragmatic Capitalism

Washington's Blog

Safe Haven

Paper Economy

The Daily Reckoning - Australia