Beat daughter for dating black guy
When the ambulance arrived, authorities said, she brusquely deposited her son’s body into the arms of a surprised paramedic and began to walk away.Smith’s public defender, Carrie Allman, said her client — then six months pregnant with King’s child — loved Tahjir, but was overwhelmed caring for him and King’s two other children in a dirty, crowded Abington home.In the midst of a full news feed, it just seemed like more noise. According to a 2013 Gallup poll, 96 percent of blacks and 84 percent of whites approve of black-white marriage.In fact, I completely forgot about it until a few responses started to pop up. But what about that 4 percent of blacks and 16 percent of whites?For instance, I felt the need to defend my relationships to my mother who, like Baker’s mother, wondered when her daughter would bring home someone who looked more Michael B. My mother will resent me for saying this, but I know there is a part of her that wanted to see me settle down with someone black, someone who looked like me.After five years of my boyfriend and I dating on and off, I think my mom has come to love him almost as much as I do.
He had been severely beaten and burned, they said, as punishment for spilling his cereal earlier on that January day last year.
What does it mean to be uncomfortable about interracial dating in 2014? Why are so many people advocating a "stay with your own race" mentality?
As a young woman of color, I can attest to the fact that many people in this world feel it is their duty — no, their God-given right — to decide what is best for me, and especially whom is best for me to date.
Tahjir, just a month from his fifth birthday, had 10 fractures on eight ribs and deep scars on his back that likely came from a belt whipping. His mother admitted to dragging the child across the carpet in the past, leaving him with rug burn.
The child’s bottom was severely swollen from having been beaten with a sandal dozens of times, said Ian Hood, a forensic pathologist who conducted Tahjir’s autopsy.