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NO ONE WILL MENTION THAT KOBE BRYANT DEFENSE IS BASED PARTLY ON "WHITE RACISM" | 2003-10-11

Kobe Bryant is a black man who is one of American basketball's best players. Kobe Bryant has been accused of sexually molesting a white woman. I am proud to announce that WhitakerOnline has enough foreign readers to make this explanation worthwhile.

In the preliminary hearing Bryant's lawyers implied that his accuser had had sex with two men on the two consecutive nights before she had sex with Kobe Bryant. They probably have some proof of this. But it is a good tactic for another reason.

A white woman who is alone with a married man is usually assumed to be there to go all the way. A white woman who is alone with a BLACK man in a motel room is assumed to be there to go all the way for sure.

This is a prejudiced attitude. But those who want limits on sex are accused by the Playboy/ Penthouse types of being just plain prejudiced against sex. To an Inquisitor, mercy is just a prejudice. To an integrationist, any white who doesn't want to marry a colored person is prejudiced. To a libertine, all sexual morality is prejudice.

When the Marquis de Sade wrote the introduction to his novel Justine, which was "dedicated to the triumph of evil over good," he referred to his opponents repeatedly as "bigots." He was writing in French, but the word meant exactly the same thing it does in English: anyone who did not approve of torture as a means of sexual pleasure was just prejudiced.

Fashionable opinion says that a white girl who does not kiss a black man is just prejudiced. Nonetheless, if a white girl goes to a motel room and voluntarily starts kissing a black man, it is hard for the average person to believe she didn't intend to go all the way.

If she violates one "prejudice" one tends to believe that she will probably violate another.

You can scream at me all you want to, but that is the way real people think.

So Kobe Bryant's lawyers are using what they would call "racial prejudice' as part and parcel of their defense.

I am the only person who will mention this.