Last night as we ate dinner the Steubenville rape case was being discussed on the news. My radical, outspoken daughter declared the boys guilty, and I said there were two sides to every story and we simply could not just make this declaration. My husband verbally interceded before the discussion went off the rails. Today we were greeted by the news of the boys guilt when we got home from church. This is a sad day for all parties involved. The boys are going to a detention center until they turn 21 and the girl will live with the memories of that night. The judge after examining the evidence was convinced of the guilt of the boys, but how did this situation occur? Where were the parents of all of the children? We know you can’t police your children 24/7, but we have to do better than this. When the girl finally arrived home in a drunken state what was the reaction in her home? The judge spoke about the vile text messages sent and we all saw the awful photo of the boys carrying the drunken girl like she was garbage. Who took the picture? Why wasn’t he charged with something? They talk about digital penetration in the car. Who else was in the car? How did these minor children get their hands on so much alcohol? Who bought it? Was it an adult? If it was a minor what store sold it to them? What part did social media play in this case? Would the outcome have been the same if this case had not captured the attention of the nation? There are still so many questions, but on thing is certain today two young men are headed to a detention center, and their lives along with the victim are forever changed. Share your thoughts.
What does the Steubenville rape case teach us?
By musesofamom, on March 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm, under Uncategorized. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black women, cbs, children, Current Events, Fox News, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, nbc, News, politics, race, racism, Steubenville rape, Women, working women. 3 Comments
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