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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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VMWB

I just read this article while researching information on rape torture and mass violence for a paper due wednesday 28th. However, I am amazed at this story and so thankful that you have posted this article jasmyne. I have read previous post and see that some are thinking you should not speak of what concerns us as blacks when whites are supporting each other all the time for crimes they committed that still were not accounted for. The reason we are having more race issues in the US that was thought to be resolved is because the young white generation are mostly atheist and into black gothic and heavy metal music and devil worshipping. Their parents are allowing them to make their own decision from the time they learn to speak, reason many have murdered their own parents. Sadly we are still speaking about black and white when our blood is all red. Wake up racist people. We will be here until the end of time, no matter what. Blacks will stand and we will fight you devil worshippers and noose hangers (cowards)until you are no longer existing.

dan

Just like the 15 year old girl who was raped and stabbed by ku klux klan members in Manning, SC last year, an incident that I only heard about once on the news, it seems that no one really cares when Black women are abused and exploited.

by nia

They was corwards i am not saying all rapes should be covered by the media cause then there would be nothing on. But have never of the 2 in tennesse until a few days ago.

And what about Genarlo Wilson of Alabama serving a sentence for raping a 16 year old, mind you that he was 17 and attended the school with her.

by lee lee

Don't know what to say there but i think the law dates back to when fathers f***ed their kids for fun and this law was put out.
Still sad he should still be banging her.

As a white guy all i got to say is when will it end we got to toughten the laws up and enforce them so people don't want to go to prison. For rape cut they little 2 in off and put boobs on them and throw them in a block with 100 or more men that will destroy them, and maybe shot them up with battey acid.

S.A. Smith

Meanwhile a thousand whites were the victims of violence at the hands of black males. You give a shit about that?

angela

so much evil in the world-the knoxville massacre was a white woman and man raped and sodomized by blacks-when are we all going to come together and admit that satan is alive in our communities and he is making us all turn on eachother-what a mad world this is

Nia

My heart goes out to Ms. Williams and her family. Almost as tragic as what happened to Ms. Williams is the fact that mainstream media chose not to extensively cover what happened to her. I heard more about the Michael Vick dogfighting scandal than this true scandal. It's wrong what Mr. Vick did to those dogs but Ms. Williams is a human being. Dog abuse should not take precedent over human abuse. It seems that America does not take crimes against Black women seriously. Just like the 15 year old girl who was raped and stabbed by ku klux klan members in Manning, SC last year, an incident that I only heard about once on the news, it seems that no one really cares when Black women are abused and exploited.

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Rose

As I read the comments to this blog, I feel a little bit better. I see that our awareness has peaked. Of course, all black people have known and dealt with the reality of racism, but we hardly see the media comment on it. There was one comment that shook me. She thinks that the blogger is naive for believing that this was a racially motivated crime...maybe that's not what she was saying, but that's what I got from it. To the rest of you, stay positive, stay motivated!

E.T.

Pure provocation by the evil one to make the nation go to war over race. Prepare your souls, the individual soul must be purified of any hate, anger, greed...... before we all see the truth. The time is nearing and the ignorant haven't got a clue. We as a human race must contnue to love despite hate, a cruel truth but it is the only way to purification.

Lee Lee

We need to wake up and stop acting as if racism is dead. It never died, it just got smart. Now there are people in police stations, court rooms, hospitals, etc. that are racist and this generation is too out of it to realize it. And nobody wants to talk about it until it happens in their back yard. And what about Genarlo Wilson of Alabama serving a sentence for raping a 16 year old, mind you that he was 17 and attended the school with her. The situation was video taped and showed that the girl initiated the acts and smiled through the process. The court said statuatory rape though because he was "older". Wake up black people, especially our black men. The fight is not between each other, but the white man who is ready to use his noose to hang some "niggers".

DOROTHY FERGUSON

THIS WAS A HORRIBLE ACT AGAINST THIS YOUNG LADY. ACCORDING TO THE JET MAGAZINE THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE ONLY BEING CHARGED W/ SEXUAL ASSAULT,KIDNAPPING AND MALICIOUS WOUNDING. WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD TODAY? THIS IS CLEARLY ATTEMPED MURDER. WHY AREN'T THEY BEING CHARGED TO THE FULLEST. IF THIS HAD HAPPEN TO A WHITE WOMAN ALL HELL WOULD HAVE BROKE LOOSE. THIS IS A SHAME. WE CAN NOT CONTINUE TO SIT BACK AND LET THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO US. WE HAVE GOT TO FIGHT BACK. WE HAVE TO GET UP VOICE OUR OPINIONS AND BE HEARD. WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AND DO SOMETHING FAST. "WE ARE A MOVEMENT BY OURSELVES, BUT A FORCE WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER."

Liz

It saddens me to read the posting from the individual that thinks skin color has anything to do with a person's veracity to commit a crime. Crime comes with poverty, a lack of opportunity, discrimination and the like. It is because this country, as "free" as we claim to be, has such a deep rooted history of racism, sexism and homophobia that minorities and homosexuals are labeled as prone to crime and drugs. We are all individuals despite our color, religion, sexual orientation, beliefs. Given all the same opportunities in life, there would be no judgment based on these factors. Use your brain and open your mind. If you want to stop the violence and persecution, listen before you speak. Hear what others have to say - understand their plights. I assume that most people reading this blog are still young and have a whole lot of living left to do. We have an opportunity to change this country... FOR THE BETTER. Stop making excuses. Be proactive. Most of all, be tolerant.

Tina Correia

Racism and injustice is growing check out the Troy Anthony Davis Death Row case in Georgia no eveidence, no gun, 7 of 9 witnesses recant or change testimony due to police coercian and prosectorial misconduct. This man could be executed because of a federal technicality that says you only have a two years after conviction to bring forth new evidence. Check out www.troyanthonydavis.org

Sister Beverly

I have one comment to say about the whole racial mess is that we allowed it to happen. We sat back after Martin was killed and allowed our aspirations to die with him. We became silent, and some became afraid that they would be next. So what if they had become next, Jesus gave his live for the world, so why not for your race of people, are they not worth it. Come on Al where are you in West Virginia, and Jessie where's your voice in West Va and Louisiana. I am not saying take it to the streets, but sometimes that way may be the only way to get the Governor's and Bush's attention. The media has hushed the West Va. incident up so that I had to go on the internet to find out what was happening, but when Nicole overdosed on drugs, that was all you could hear for weeks, because she was a pretty white girl, but a black girl was raped and tortured, but as far as the white media is concerned she is a nobody, but God help us all. And now OJ, they are ready to crucify him, but we should not stop praying until they are all vindicated. We do a lot of praying and OJ may be guilty of a lot of things, but I believe the Lord, when he said that OJ did not kill his wife and I believe he is entitled to his belongings. America had better wake up, young black america is not as tolerant and as patient and the older blacks in this country, America might find itself going up in flames again. I pray not, but we had better start praying.

Orville

I am glad you are commenting about this. Its horrible this tragedy. What happened to Ms. Williams is just abhorrent. What's even worst is the apathetic atttiude of the mainstream media. The mainstream media just doesn't care. They really don't. For one, it makes the white community look "bad" in their eyes. The mainstream media is all about selling stories to the public. The truth is that racism and sexism is a major issues we simply cannot ignore and must be vigilant about. I think the black media has a responsiblity to make this an issue. The black media does have the power and we cannot expect the mainstream to make this an issue. Where is Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton when you need them? I am sure Oprah will do her part but Oprah cannot save the world. Lets face the facts in America black women are still devalued. The media not only racist but sexist as well. And in the media the white female as victim is the focus of their energies. Its racist, sexist, dehumanizing and disgusting what took place here and I really feel for the young woman. However, if the situation was the reverse you know that NY TIMES, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX NEWS, and all the other American media outlets would make it front page news.

molly

Regarding the Obama discussion, I personally don't think America is progressive enough to elect Obama, so there is no need to worry about assasinations just yet. I did find this poll on the Internet (www.dayinblackhistory.com) regading him and Oprah. Apparently, there are some people that are more optimistic than I am: http://www.dayinblackhistory.com/showpoll5.aspx

Charles

I think people are going to be a little slower with their rage regarding this inciedent because of that lying heffa and those white lacrosse frat boys. She cried wolf and now we don't know what to believe.

Lisa

I agree that What happened to Williams is terrible. It made me so sick to read about that I wasn't able to eat my dinner last night. I hope that Oprah who is having a show on the woman who shot her pastor husband will have a show on this woman and that the media, Americans and other supporters donate money to help Williams in her civil suit as well. She will have to live with what happened for the rest of her life...all the physical abuse scars may go away, but mentally, her scars may never go away. It is so terrible what an ignorant and hateful group of people can do. All 6 of them should receive the maximum punishment under the law.

Ed

Where would the media be if Megan Williams was white?

Brownskin

Thank you for talking about this everyone should be this is unreal how they got off with just a 100,000 bond and no time in jail no real punishment the system is twisted. They want to send 6 teenagers to jail for a school yard fight that was provoked by the other kids this is crazy

Marsha

I am really heart broken for Megan Williams. I had to live through my younger's sister kidnap and rape by 5 men 15years ago so I can just imagine what her family is going through.

America is still struggling with racism and still have a long way to go. We pretend that we have made progress over the last 40 years.

This was a hate crime. Megan Williams was tortured because of her race and the fact that she was apparently invloved romantically with one of her attackers.

AJ

you can't do soemthing so terrible to someone and think that it won't come back to you either this life or the next it will come back to you. GOD don't like ugly they will reap what they sow. I just can't help but feel angry and disapointed again as usual because of another hate crime. Now we see how real animals look like.

V

not to down play anything, but let's not forget that blacks are 2-3 times more likely to commit a crime against a white person than whites are to commit a crime against black people. It is interesting that there is more of a public outcry when a black person is the victim of a hate crime, and if it is a crime against a white person there is barely any visibility.

And all this talk of double standards and hypocrisy on this website...

realpeeplz

Jas,

Honestly I think Barack has a chance of getting into the white house . As long as he can do it aside Hillary ..(Its really his only chance)
This country is ran and manipulated by the group i call the O.W.C...(Old White-man Click) They sit atop most major corporations both publiC and private and mix there social /moral issues with politics while sipping a fine brandy.

In the end you have instances like Jena 6, Fox News Channel, and the Current sad state of affairs at BET. Until head minorities gather up and unite as one, we'll sit and stand pat and be force fed by the O.W.C.

idra

i have no words, i really don't know what to say about what is happening in this world. i'm just shocked and i feel ashamed that i'm white.

ATIYA

first let me say as a black women i could care less about the lose of 2 white people when W-H-I-T-E HAS BEEN KILLING BLACK SINCE THE DAY THEY LAID THERE EVIL EYES ON OUR BROWN SKIN SO IM SORRY U GET NO SYMPATHY FROM ME!!!.now back to a more important issue im very upset about what happened to such a young blackwomen it takes a animal to do such a horrible thing like that to anybody. what type of people do we live around.jasmyne im so hurt this could have been me you our sister or our mother i feel so disrespected please post some information if people what to help or maybe just give the family a word of encouragement to MS MEGAN WILLIAMS SISTER I LOVE YOU AND STAY STRONG ONCE AGAIN THEY COULDN'T STOP US STAY STRONG GIRL AND KEEP YOUR BEAUTIFUL HEAD UP BLACK LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER OR ATLEASE UNTIL WE ALL DIE!!!

Vic

Look this is heinous incident and they should be punished to the full extent of the law. They are not being charged with a hate crime becuase the state kidnapping charge carries more jail time, i.e. life which they should get. I wonder though why you never hear about the racial crimes committed against whites. The case in Tennesse of the two college kids who were tortured and killed comes to mind.

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