Reading, Writing and Rape? Sexual Assaults on Campuses Must End

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  • While too many of us were concentrating on an NBA player’s sexuality despite the fact that most of the population had never heard of him, some much bigger news was transpiring.

    “Four Morehouse athletes were arrested in connection with sexual assaults,” was the headline of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s website.

    Heartbreaking on so many levels, for the women who are victims, for the accused young men who at a young age have pretty much destroyed their lives, and for Morehouse College, a school that’s spent the last few years trying to restore its reputation.

    Like most colleges, Morehouse has a zero tolerance policy to violence.

    Morehouse is in the spotlight now, but it’s not alone. The rise of sexual assaults on college campuses is something every parent sending their child, male and female, should be aware of.

    In HBCUs as well as mainstream colleges and universities, most  of these incidents involve drugs and alcohol.  We’re not talking beer and weed…the kind of stuff that might have been at parties when you or your parents were in school. It’s gone up to a new level, and today’s parents need to be on top of it.

    High school graduations are coming up and families with college-bound kids probably have a long to-do list…clothes, dorm room supplies, even new cars for some.  But even if you had the talk about sex and drugs (and you should have) with your kids already, it’s time to put it on the top of the list before they leave for college.

    Your sons need to read this story and realize that right now they probably can say for sure they’d never sexually assault a woman, but in the wrong environment with the wrong crowd, with the wrong drugs and alcohol, they’re capable of anything. One night of “partying” can bring consequences that will last a lifetime.

    Your daughters should read the article too and be warned not to take any drugs or drink alcohol, especially at parties and clubs.  They should always attend functions with trusted friends and never be afraid to report a physical assault of any kind.

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    10 thoughts on “Reading, Writing and Rape? Sexual Assaults on Campuses Must End

    1. I’m confused. Genarlow Wilson and his friends also had sex with a semi- conscious 17-year old, in addition to receiving oral sex from a 15-year old who cannot legally consent to sex. They dumped her on the bathroom floor, naked, when they were done with her and filmed the entire event for posterity. His reward from Tom Joyner; a full scholarship to Morehouse. So apparently Mr. Joyner is selective about the rapists he will condemn. What a baffling and hypocritical article!

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    3. Tom, this cuts both ways, what about the boy who had all the right “family values” but went out for a night on the town or campus with his friends and they know he’s a straight arrow. So they slip something into his drink and when he comes out of it, he is told that he did some things he would not have not were he somber or not under the influence of drugs. But he is jammed up and those friends of his….nowhere to be seen or found. There are consequences, more colleges and universities should be emphasizing this during freshman orientation. The student won’t even come back to his high school and give the senior class a heads-up.

    4. I lost all respect for Tom when I heard a promo for gay marriage… “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” Tom is on the gay propaganda payroll… like gay marriage is going to save the black community. I have no respect for somebody who promotes a deviaion life-style. From the CDC – Nearly half of all new infections among youth occur in African American males.•About 87% of young males got HIV from male to- male sex. Tom, you are a disgrace!

      • You are one ignorant human being. Where are you getting your facts, 87% of men? No, no that is absolutely incorrect. All human beings have the right to love whom they want. And if you’re one of the bible loving christians, I don’t judge, but check what the bible has to say about women, or interracial marriage or murder of one’s own mother. I think you’ll be surprised as to how life would be if we lived it by the bible. Leave this blog and never come back. Bye

    5. Bring back bible study and start promoting christian values… problem solved. The media needs to stop promoting sex and violence… bring back good old fashioned values. Or change nothing and see just how far down in moral decline we can go.

      • I agree 100 percent that God’s Word and promotion of Christian values answer this problem on a global scale. I also agree with your point that our society’s decline in values have sent us in a decline. And the decline is going to continue because everything that is happening (twisting values, criticizing Christian values while promoting sin, and placing human unbiblical labels on what’s sin vs what’s not) is all prophesied in God’s Word. This is what the Bible said is going to happen in these last days. Every time somebody promotes one sin while identifying another (and correctly doing so), they not only send out mixed messages, but also show the prophecies written centuries ago to be true.

        And…

        What is a “wrong” drug??? More clearly, which drug is the “right” drug???

        The problem with what these boys did is listed well within the blog. Their wrong decisions and possibly some oversight in parenting (as some kids just plan old rebel against parental raising) are definitely factors in what happened. Drugs PERIOD AND alcohol are also definite culprits.

        But the worst problem is sin period. Reject the Word means rejecting solution.

      • If “returning to the bible” was The Answer, how come all those “christians” in Congress talking about brape bseem to NOT get it? how come the Catholic Church ahs COVERED UP RAPE OF CHILDREN? The problem bis that too many men have a sense of entitlement when it comes to sex—they think they have a RIGHT to “get some” y any means necessary. KUDOS TO TOM JOYNER for being ba man to stand up & speak out!!!

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