What Cash Michaels didn't write:
"A stripper claiming she was raped by Duke students, suspect in ways crystallized by DNA findings, is worth an investigation by the proper authorities and even some media coverage.
"But an issue like this is not worth another referendum on race relations.
"Enough already. It's time to wake up!
"Long before we learned about race, we were taught morals and decency. We were taught not only to judge folks by the content of their character but to have character if we were to ever sit in judgment of anyone.
"We will fall as a people if we don't start reminding ourselves of this quickly. We'll languish in self-inflicted purgatory. And, unlike our ancestors, we won't be a position to garner sympathy because we won't have any excuses.
"Black America will have no one to blame but itself and those we allowed to lead us, operating with impunity on the strength of our ignorance and indifference to what they do, purportedly, on our behalf.
"It's time for a morality check. By every one of us.
"Don't look at the white man. This is a black man talking to you.