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  •  Campus police (8+ / 0-)

    Certainly could have encouraged Jamal to tell his mom. But that's it.

    If  a thirty year old was the victim of a community based property crime, would police notify their parents or spouse? No. Are family members of adult rape victims notified that a rape occurred? No.

    As much as I would want to know if something like this happened to my adult son, it is not my right to know. The victim has the right to decide who they want to tell. To take that right away from them victimizes them a second time.

    •  I see your point (1+ / 0-)
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      Avilyn

      But you really have to wonder why they didn't encourage Jamal to tell his mom.  If they did, it's not in the timeline.

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      •  I'm guessing they didn't (4+ / 0-)
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        Lujane, Cassandra Waites, wasatch, Avilyn

        Unlike a suicide attempt or death threat, there was no reason to believe that Jamal was in immediate danger after the first event. Campus police, and Jamal himself, probably believed that it was adequately addressed. This is really an race-based form of bullying. When younger kids are bullied at school, they often try to keep it from their parents but schools have a responsibility to notify. College aged kids, it's different.

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