Re Bob Wilson’s ‘A noose is not a joke,’ (DN, nando.com/145)
The noose has the symbolic power that people give it, and a lot of people give it a lot of power as seen by the front page news and upfront TV reporting of it. The campus had an outpouring of protest against the “noose” and a great show of support of opposing such racist acts.
Still, with facts withheld, there is the fear that the students, the campus and the goodwill have been manipulated and fools made, which would be a form of crying wolf, lessening any reaction the next time.
The authorities, one, should press charges and let the facts go public, and two, say now that this was not a hoax, a manipulation or someone making fools of us all.
Nice commentary by Bob Wilson. It should be required reading by every student and Duke and everywhere else.