Not for an alleged tryst with Duke lacrosse players, but for the obviously harmful psychological effects stemming from the legal ordeal she dealt with three years ago:
Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him.Authorities charged her with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, communicating threats, three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, injury to personal property, identity theft and resisting a public officer.
The entire world seemed to turn into Crusading White Pedagogues, who used the story of rich, pampered and elite white boys – the Duke lacrosse team – and the alleged rape of a disadvantaged, destitute and vulnerable Mangum as a dastardly tale of white privilege in the face of crushing Black poverty.
Of course, the rape charges tossed haphazardly at the three members of the Duke lacrosse team were fallacious and Mangum was left to ply her trade in the matters of the flesh.
Stuff Black People Don’t Like finds this whole situation disheartening, for we had such high hopes for Mangum’s literary career.