This article first appeared in Eagle Rising.
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 outrageous.
There is an op-ed published in the campus paper, Duke Chronicle, in which a group of black students take aim at white students in general. They demand 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.
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.