Sunday April 09th 2006, 11:49 am
Filed under: Media Watch
…but blogger Amanda Marcotte isn’t buying it.
Regarding an alleged rape at Duke University of a black stripper by white lacrosse players, conservative columnist David Brooks writes:
Several decades ago, American commentators would have used an entirely different vocabulary [than race and class] to grapple with what happened at Duke. Instead of the vocabulary of sociology, they would have used the language of morality and character.
Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon responds:
David Brooks is either stupid or lying, and probably both. Let’s be frank–back in the day, there wouldn’t be articles about the immorality of white guys gang-raping a black woman. Back in the day, this crime wouldn’t have made it into the headlines or the police docket. It would have been ignored.