Mary Winkler's trial has begun. Jury selection was completed today and the opening statements are expected tomorrow.
Previous posts about Winkler:
And the Wind Cries Mary
Another Song for Mary Winkler
All charges have been dropped against the Duke Lacrosse team members who were falsely accused of rape by a black stripper. I hope that Al Sharpton and others who have severely criticized Don Imus will demand and offer formal apologies to these young men whose lives have been ruined by false accusations and blatantly harmful racism against them. Sure, the Rutgers women's basketball team is allowed to have hurt feelings over being called "nappy-headed hos" (not hoes), and Imus' comment was terrible. But the magnitude of it is minuscule in comparison to the racial hatred those young white men have suffered. I'm just trying to put a little perspective on this issue.
Previous post mentioning the Duke Lacrosse team and "reverse" racism:
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