Reading, Writing and Rape: Sexual Assaults on Campus Must End

In a piece for BlackAmericaWeb, Tom Joyner says that these drug- and alcohol-fueled incidents have gone too far, and parents need to step in and drill into children's heads that sexual violence is never OK. 

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The Morehouse College campus (Morehouse College)

In a piece for BlackAmericaWeb, Tom Joyner says that these drug- and alcohol-fueled incidents have gone too far, and parents need to step in and drill into children's heads that sexual violence is never OK.

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.

Read Tom Joyner's entire piece at BlackAmericaWeb.

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