Sunday, December 24, 2006

Injustice has spoken in the Duke lacrosse case

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.

"Merry Christmas!"

Steven A. Smith, Philadelphia Inquirer


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mr. Smith, for having the courage to say what has needed saying for so long.

Merry Christmas to you as well!

Anonymous said...

Finally, the voice of reason. Let the healing process begin.

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Anonymous said...

Is that a picture of Cousin Clyde in his left hand and a crayon in his right!LOL

Anonymous said...

It took Mr. Smith a while to get here but he finally gets it. Cash on the other hand will continue to straddle the fence forever.

Anonymous said...

Cash is small time - will always remain small time. He had an opportunity to be a voice in the wilderness and chose to be a follower rather than a leader. This missed opportunity will follow you forever.

Nice Guy said...

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