Black Public Scholars

September 29, 2010

The Latest: Jamal Parris, Latest Long Accuser, Speaks to the Media

Filed under: Uncategorized — Staff @ 7:07 am

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

As the days have gone by since the start of the sex scandal involving Bishop Eddie Long, I’ve become more and more convinced that there needs to be a serious investigation. Something doesn’t seem quite right with the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, and the world needs to hear more from the young men who’ve been speaking out in public.
While I’ve seen quite a bit of evidence and videos that have gotten my attention, nothing has compelled me more than the interview with Long’s latest accuser, Jamal Parris. Jamal, who was chased down by Fox 5 in Atlanta, was reluctant to talk at first about the incident. But once he spoke up, his words were heard around the world. I’ll lay out some of the quotes that Jamal shared with Fox 5, and give you my take after that.

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