‘Sorry, Ladies: The Great Chain of CultMarx’

John Derbyshire writes:

Given the state of our culture, two things can be said with perfect certainty.

First: If Anna had been black and the males involved white, this would have been a colossal news story, as the Duke lacrosse team pseudo-rape pseudo-story was. There would have been marches, demonstrations, candlelight vigils, and angry manifestos mass-signed by the college faculty.

As a black and a female, Anna would have been a twofer victim. If she’d also been a lesbian, the entire editorial staff of the New York Times would have been raptured up into heaven before they could do any reporting.

Second: If any of the accused males were black, the authorities would have done their utmost to minimize the case, if they couldn’t bury it completely.