Don’t Blame the Victim

Don’t Blame the Victim

I eagerly read this article (see “Student Murder Shatters ‘Morehouse Mystique,’” Oct. 5) thinking that I would be enlightened about the relationship between the recent murder and the mystique which is Morehouse. Instead, what was staring me in the face when I finished the article was the fact that the author, a Morehouse man, implied that the murder happened because the victim had previously been in trouble with the law. He was a juvenile offender who had gotten admitted to Morehouse. Instead of applauding that accomplishment, we get “the recently murdered Morehouse student had been incarcerated as a juvenile offender.” My son is a Morehouse man, so as a member of the Morehouse family it saddens me to know that the young man’s family will have to deal with the implications in this article.

Dr. Pamela V. Hammond, Professor of Nursing
Hampton University, Hampton, Va.



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