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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