This story was recently brought to my attention, and after doing some research I’ve found that it basically boils down to 2 things hate and racism. For those that aren’t aware a young black female by the name of Sharmeka Moffit, age 20, is in critical condition at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport after she had been attacked and burned by three men in white hoodies October 21, 2012 in Citivan Park of Winnsboro, Louisiana.
At a news conference held just before noon Monday, authorities confirmed Moffitt called 911 around 8 p.m. Sunday from Civitan Park, telling them she had been attacked and burned by three men in white hoodies. Authorities also confirm that there were racial slurs spray-painted on her car as well as the letters “KKK”.
Now the story some how has been slowly shifting to Moffit wearing a t-shirt in support of President Obama, and somehow this playing into why she was attacked, but this has been denied by local authorities. There were also rumors that the young woman was raped by these men, but this too has been denied by the Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Department. I’ve also seen stories on some websites that say the men were supporters of Governor Mitt Romney, but this again was not confirmed in any offical report. (It’s amazing how social media can easily manipulate things).
Nevertheless, it’s still easy to see that this was indeed a hate crime that was racially motivated. It’s sad to see something happen to someone so young and I wouldn’t wish this on anyone regardless of how much I dislike them. I’ve worked in a burn unit at a hospital and seen the after effects of accidental injuries with fire. So to hear that it was intentional was disheartening and equally upsetting. I could go on and on about what I think, but I think what’s better is to say to anyone out there who doesn’t see what’s wrong with this situation is this; hating someone for superficial reasons is easy to do. Yet, trying to understand, work with, or love someone despite all their complexities may prove difficult but is worthwhile when it’s all said and done.
Hopefully Sharmeka is able to make a speedy and full recovery. Our prayers here at theintellution.com are with you and your loved ones ma’am. KEEP FIGHTING!!!
– Supreme Soul
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