A Child's Sin
Is it an child’s sin for being female , is it an child sin for being beautiful, is it an child sin for wearing makeup , and is it an child’s sin for wearing certain types of clothing. Well, some prominent African American people are calling it that ; in the brutal rape of an eleven year old Hispanic girl in Cleveland, Texas. The act was captured on a cell phone, of one of the suspect. The number of suspects is planning to rise as the investigation continues. On Thursday March 10. 2011; many people in the community had gathered to discuss their concerns on the current allegations. Surprisingly, the people whom were present were mostly defending the suspects. The meeting was lead by Quanell X, an Activist in the Black Community. Quanell attention focused on why only black male was arrested ; not the attack of rape from black men between the ages of 17 and 27 years old. Black woman as well as Black man claimed that the 11 year old put herself in that predicament; because of her mannerism and the way she dress. Blaming the act on what they considered to be a Child’s Sin.
Following the arrest of the black men ; the 11 year old girl mother Maria have been receiving a lot of angry phone calls. The family had to relocate because of death threats; while the 11 year old victim was placed in a foster home.
What are your thoughts ?