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Dr. Julianne Malveaux Says that in the Jovan Belcher Killing, Everyone is Forgetting about Kasandra

by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By now, it’s old news that Kasandra Perkins was murdered by Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, her boyfriend and the father of her daughter.  By now we’ve read about how great a teammate Belcher was, how dedicated to his girlfriend and daughter. We’ve read his hardscrabble story of moving from the University of Maine, hardly a football powerhouse, to a coveted slot in the NFL Belcher has been humanized, even enshrined as his friends have talked about him not having a violent bone in his body.  What about Kasandra?  It has been disturbing that the news focused mostly on Jovan (yes, I know, he was the famous one), with a focus on Kasandra only later in the week.  Her friends said they did not want her life to be overshadowed by the sympathetic coverage of Jovan.

 

While Jovan Belcher was clearly a troubled man, the bottom line is that Jovan Belcher murdered Kasandra Perkins.

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9 Responses to Dr. Julianne Malveaux Says that in the Jovan Belcher Killing, Everyone is Forgetting about Kasandra

  1. The Rain

    December 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Yes he did.And we should not forget about her,but let us also not get caught up in the anti black male backlash that paints all black men as potential killers when one goes off the rails.That black female that slit her room mate’s throat a few months back didn’t hardly get any attention.Nor does the black woman murdering her children because her husband didn’t want her anymore,result in all black women being seen as potential child murderers.