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Coming up - a conference on white privilege in Wisconsin by Jay Knott (01/09/14)       ⇌ (Irony)       


They are having a section on "Power, Oppression, and Privilege in Sports". I wonder if this will include a review of the Duke Lacrosse case: Until Proven Innocent - Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case



This conference defines privilege as

"Being able to…

The Duke Lacrosse Three didn't have privilege, then. Their alleged failures were attributed to their race (white) and gender (male). They were unable to go out in public without fear of being harassed - in fact they were driven out of their home by black activists backed by eighty-eight academics at their own university. They did have to think about their race, gender, and sexual orientation on a daily basis, for it was prejudice against those characteristics (plus class) which led the university, the activists, and most of the national media, to assume they were guilty of rape, even after their accuser had changed her story several times, clear evidence had emerged showing their innocence, and they'd co-operated with the police and passed lie detector tests. In the university atmosphere, their whiteness was a disadvantage. Conferences like this up and coming one in Madison aim to perpetuate these inverted prejudices.

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