Graduation Days are a time of celebration but this season it seems celebrations have limits. This is the second story that I have seen this week that cheering has either landed the graduate or a guest in hot water. South Carolina mom Shannon Cooper was arrested for cheering at her daughter’s graduation. Yes, I said arrested. Why is this behavior being criminalized? Yesterday I wrote about a young man who is being forced to do community service because his guests cheered too loudly. High school graduation is an accomplishment. Schools celebrate graduating from pre-school, kindergarten and middle school, but while that is nice it is also a requirement. Children have to stay in school until they are 16, but not all children graduate from high school. I attended my son’s graduation a couple of weeks ago and there were families there that cheered very loudly and I must admit sometimes I said inwardly “alright already”, but never did I think they should be arrested. This is ridiculous and rather sad. No one should be cuffed and led away in handcuffs for cheering for her daughter’s accomplishment. Share your thoughts.
South Carolina Mom Jailed for cheering at High school Graduation…is this criminal behavior?
By musesofamom, on June 6, 2012 at 11:35 am, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, News, politics, race, racism, SC Mom arrested for cheering for daughter at graduation, Shannon Cooper, television, Today Show. 5 Comments
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