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Scandal isn't just about race

It appears the truth in the alleged rape involving the Duke lacrosse team will get buried in an avalanche of racial politics. That's too bad, because this story isn't just about race.

Updated: April 6, 2006, 2:36 PM ET
By Jason Whitlock | Special to Page 2

It appears the truth, as it pertains to allegations of rape involving the Duke lacrosse team and a single mother/college student/stripper/escort, will get buried in an avalanche of racial politics.

That's too bad. Because whatever did or did not happen inside the house rented by the captains of the Duke lacrosse team, it is my belief race had little to do with the actions of the players.

This is a story driven by gender and privilege, not race. Unfortunately, we'll never get there. ...

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