There has been nearly a full week's worth of issues of The Daily Tar Heel, UNC-Chapel Hill's student newspaper, since the spring semester started. But still there is no word about the allegations that over the break three UNC-CH students who were robbed and sexually assaulted at knifepoint.1
In fact, the only mention in DTH archives of one of the accused, Michael Troy Lewis, is a "Police Log" entry from 2006 which mentions his arrest for attempting to sell ecstasy and resisting arrest.
A cynic would have good reason by now to suspect campus activism in the Triangle over sexual assault is based in the same old tawdry leftist politics of race, gender, class, ad nauseam. A gay man is beaten on Franklin Street, and that leads to loud protests and demand for new laws, but other violent assaults on Franklin Street (even shootings) never register any protests, and worse, a woman is raped on Franklin Street just days later and not one compassionate activist says a word.
A group of white athletes in Durham is accused of sexually assaulting a black stripper, and the whole world knows about it (a notorious hoax, it turns out), but 39 other reported rapes in Durham occurred during the first half of that year2 without mention. A group of white athletes3 in Chapel Hill alleges they were sexually assaulted by two black women with a black male accomplice, and even the campus newspaper doesn't find it worthy of mention.