Video: HBCU president blames women for getting raped on campus
A speech by Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings has incited controversy over what some people say are insensitive comments about rape.
Jennings initially started off talking about how men only treat women how they allow them to treat them. But then the speech took a very ugly turn.
“When you allege that somebody did something of that nature to you, you go to jail. I don’t care how close they are to finishing the degree, their whole life changes overnight. Why am I saying all this, ladies? I’m saying this because, first and foremost, don’t put yourself in a situation that would cause you to be trying to explain something that really needs no explanation had you not put yourself in that situation.”
Watch the disturbing comments here:
During an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jennings defended his words saying “no one would ever discourage a young woman on this campus from reporting a sexual assault.”
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