Davenport Jr responds to my post criticizing his TRC article. He says I got a bunch of stuff wrong, but proceeds to pretty much verify my work. His article was embarassing. His rebuttal to my post is embarassing.
I said he didn't do much work on the report. Davenport Jr says, "[B]ut really, how much research is necessary?"
I say he wrote a column expressing a point of view set long before the report was written. Davenport Jr says, "The report says exactly what I predicted it would say, two years ago." (His column seems to make no references to any material in the body of the report.)
I point out that he was not at the ceremony he inaccurately describes. Davenport Jr says: "I proudly boycotted the festivities." He then confuses a panel at UNCG with the public hearings he didn't attend, and "rebuts" my statement that the TRC wasn't made up of godless communists as he claimed by saying that there were "at least a few self-proclaimed Communists" at the panel he attended.
I said he ledes with the report being released "'at Bennett College, a location chosen for reasons too obvious to state," and that he did so because Bennett is a historically black school. Davenport Jr says, "I was merely pointing out the obvious truth that the GTRC is making race a central factor."