Liberal Culture Must Wake Up – White People are NOT the Enemy

Poor Duke University.

Going back to the infamous rape case involving lacrosse players falsely accused of gang rape, Duke has had its share of national embarrassments. Like other schools across the nation, Duke is caught up in the white privilege trend that divides students along color lines.

It is so unfortunate.

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There is an op-ed published in the campus paper, Duke Chronicle in which a black student takes aim at white students in general. He demands that they accept white guilt over our past history and admit that they live today in some sort of privilege built on the backs of past generations of blacks who suffered slavery and segregation. The College Fix has posted it, and I cross-post it from the College Fix. I have thrown in my two cents worth in the Chronicle’s reader thread. (It has not yet been published.)

Somebody in a position of authority at Duke (and other schools) needs to step in here and put a stop to this racial division.

This is not 1965. It is 2015 and America has moved beyond what existed in those dark years of Jim Crow.

White students on campus are not the enemy, and they have nothing to apologize for. The idea that white students should be walking around in sackcloth and ashes and seeking forgiveness is absurd. Our country has changed greatly in the 50 years and fully acknowledged the past.

Let’s stop with the racial divisions here.

If administrators don’t intervene, we are going to start seeing violence on campus in the future. Who wants that? Who wants to go back 50 years in time?

Enough with this white privilege crap. It is not only divisive and counter-productive; it is annoying as well.

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About the author

Gary Fouse

Born 1945 in Los Angeles. Currently employed since 1998 as adjunct teacher at University of California at Irvine Ext. teaching English as a second language.
Education: BS in Police Science and Administration California State University at Los Angeles (1970)
Master of Education at University of Virginia (1993)
Served three years in US Army Military Police Corps at Erlangen, Germany 1966-68.
1970-1973- Criminal Investigator with US Customs
1973-1995 Criminal Investigator with Drug Enforcement Administration. Stationed in Los Angeles, Bangkok, Milan, Italy, Pittsburgh and Office of Training, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va until retirement.
Author of Erlangen-An American's History of a German Town-University Press of America 2005
The Story of Papiamentu-A Study in Slavery and Language, University Press of America, 2002
The Languages of the Former Soviet Republics-Their History and Development, University Press of America, 2000

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