Genarlow Wilson, convicted chipd rapist, has been convinced that he is the second coming of MLK and Mandela. His supporters fall into two categories: those that don't know and those that don't care.
Why else can you is explain why so many people so eager to give a man who was involved in the gang rape of an unconscious teenage girl access to young children?
I suspect that Wilson and his supporters want access to young children is because these children are too young to challenge the fairytale he weaves. For the complete set of facts surrounding Genarlow Wilson's criminal behavior, read this WAOD Classic Post: Your Genarlow Wilson Refresher Course: You're Not Entitled to Your Own Facts
As you can see he's a bit scruffy here, but they've since cleaned him up and bought him a new suit so he can be a spokesperson fora City of Atlanta's economic development agency.
MMMHMMM. Only in Atlanta will a city agency recruit off of the sex offender registry. I guess that's their idea of workplace development. You can watch the video where he says he wants to speak to "the youths" The person responsible for this is Michael T. Sterling of the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency.
Genarlow Wilson is obsessed with influencing "the Youths" and the City of Atlanta and its schools and nonprofits seem hellbent on giving him access to captive audiences of the children of Atlanta.
What lessons can "the Youths" learn from Genarlow Wilson?
Lesson 1: Don't Take Any Responsibility for You Actions, Blame "Circumstances"
When you hurt and abuse other people, don't take responsibility for your actions, blame the people you were hanging out with. Blame the circumstances and claim that you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. And by wrong place at the wrong time, I mean hanging out FOR HOURS in a hotel room boozing, drugging, and treating two girls ( one underage) as party favors.
Lesson No. 2: Don't apologize to your victims and girls are property.
Save your apologies for their boyfriends - saying that if you'd known that she was "their" girl, you wouldn't have commited sex acts on her semi-conscious body.
Lesson No 3.:Tell Half truths and Omit Essential Facts That Make You Look Bad
Mr. Wilson's team effectively erased the 17 year old girl invovled in the case from existence. They erased her - mainly because Mr. Wilson's actions towards her make him unworthy of being anyone's ( other than a serial rapist) role model.
Lesson 4: Teach Children that Consent Doesn't Matter
Teach them that you can do whatever you want to other people despite their being handicapped by age, incapacity, disability, being drugged or coercion. Whatever you can get away with goes!
Lesson 5: Teach Children that Acquaintance Rape is Rare and Only Happens in the Presence of a Weapon.
Teach young kids that the only "real rapists" hide in dark bushes and carry out their crimes under knifepoint. Leave them with the impression that unless a gun or a knife is involved, a "real rape" did not occur.
Atlanta is a "special" city. They do "special" things there. But even in Atlanta, somebody somewhere has got to have a problem with school chidren being coralled into a room to listen to a convicted child rapist pat himself on the back for not taking responsibility for his bad acts- ALL OF THEM.