Printer Friendly

Shower bashing. (Bias).

Morehouse College in Atlanta is famous for being the nation's only African-American all-male college and for its illustrious alumni, including Martin Luther King Jr., actor Samuel L. Jackson, and U.S. surgeon general David Satcher. But the college made headlines in November for a much different reason when sophomore Aaron Price was accused of beating another student with a baseball bat because he had looked at Price in the shower. Gregory Love, a junior, suffered a fractured skull. Love told police he had forgotten his glasses and was trying to tell whether Price was his roommate.

Price, 19, has been expelled from Morehouse and was indicted for aggravated assault and battery, with a hate-crime enhancement that could add up to five years to his sentence if he is convicted.

Meanwhile, in response, a group of students formed the college's first gay-straight alliance, African-Americans for Safe Space Everywhere for All. Founder Kevin Bynes criticized the university for fostering a "spirit of machismo" and said his group hopes to raise awareness about the "culture of violence, misogyny, homophobia, and sexism" at Morehouse.
COPYRIGHT 2002 Liberation Publications, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:DuLong, Jessica
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Dec 24, 2002
Previous Article:Memories of Nazi persecution. (History).
Next Article:Tafel bows out. (Politics).

Related Articles
Gay-bashing victims overcome prejudice to win civil settlements.
Slim pickings.
Read it and weep. (Letters).
Goodbye, Jesse. (Congress).
Israeli bias shameful.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters