The case was overlaid with charges of racism and class privilege because the stripper was black and poor, inflamed the community and much of the nation.And Wilson ends the story not with a Nifong vignette but by mentioning the expulsion of "Victoria Peterson, a black activist from Durham." Note that she was identified as a "black activist" and not as the former co-chair of Nifong's citizens' committee.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The Times Party Line
Even to the end, the Times finds a way to get its preferred narrative into its Duke coverage. From today's Duff Wilson story, this grammatically awkward sentence: