Friday, July 4, 2008

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly With Black Women

The Good - The last defendant in the 2006 gang rape of an 11-year-old black girl in Wisconsin was sentenced.

The Bad - No mention of what the victim is doing now or who is looking out for her or if she is getting any help to recover from her ordeal.

The Ugly - A local resident and black woman, LaToya Bell remarked about the case and the victim, "Five years? Ten years? That's ridiculous, They (are) getting time for nothing. That girl, she knew what she was doing." Several other black women nodded in agreement with Ms. Bell's statements.

I'm not sure how black women can change things for themselves, if we have to fight almost everyone including other black women to get anyone to care about our well-being.


Kit (Keep It Trill) July 5, 2008 at 12:09 AM  

One of the things that pisses me off about this verdict is that the 16 year old girl who pimped the 11 year old girl only got three years.

The other is that the only difference between these black teenage boys and young adult white soldiers in Iraq is the former gets hard time, while the latter gets nothing for the torture, anal rape, sodomy, castration and murder of teen and adult Iraqi prisoners.

What they have in common is living in acutely stressful environments. Warzones, whether in the black ghettos or military front lines, makes some people act insanely and/or cruelly, but per usual, the whites get a pass.

Professor Tracey July 5, 2008 at 12:25 AM  


I agree, I was very surprised that she only got three years. She set that girl up and she should have gotten more time. I believe, but I am not sure, but I believe she identified most of the attackers to get a deal. She got a break!

Luscious Librarian July 6, 2008 at 8:06 AM  

It's really about self-hate and fear. If they can blame that little girl for her own ordeal they can believe that they have some power over their own victimization. It was her fault so nothing like that will happen to me and mine because we 'know how to act'.

It's the same thing with the response to the R. Kelly trial.

Mildred July 6, 2008 at 10:58 AM  

Let's be proactive. Does anyone know this young woman or her family? Perhaps a fund can be established or help can be extended to the family directly or to her church or school. I would love us to be able to send her to say Piney Wood.

Professor Tracey July 6, 2008 at 1:13 PM  

@LL -

Excellent point!

@Mildred -

I will look into it. As I stated no info on her was listed.

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