Nineteen-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a hotel walk-in freezer 24-hours after her family reported her missing. She had gone to a party at the Chicago hotel the night before, but before the night’s end, she was raped and murdered by someone (although official reports still label it a “death investigation,” not a “murder investigation). When news hit the web of this horrible tragedy, people immediately launched into lectures for girls about being careful who their friends are.
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But it’s ridiculous to place blame on the victim for choosing her friends, or even her friends themselves, before we condemn the boy(s) responsible for raping her. It’s a harmful instinct, and it must stop. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive clip from “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”
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