"The arrest of two women teachers on charges of having sex with their male students has brought cries of lingering racism in one of South Carolina's most conservative counties and evoked some of the South's oldest and deepest-seated racial taboos.
Both women are white. The boys -- six in all -- are black.
Some of the blacks who make up more than a quarter of Laurens County's 70,000 residents are upset over the handling of the two cases, particularly the release of the teachers on bail.." (source)
Those crying "racism" need to review ALL the cases of female teachers molesting their young male students...they have all got off with a slap on the wrist. This is another case of sexism, not a new case of racism. I honestly believe if this were two Black FEMALE teachers, the story would remain the same.
I renew my previous objection to female sex offenders not being treated the same as their male counterparts. The fact that most men have a lingering teacher-fetish is NO excuse to allow sexual abuse (and that's what it is) to be "punished" by time-served and probation...