Well, Mr. Peace, would a Black man be considered a "danger to the community" if he had sex with an 11 year-old white girl? Most definitely.
"I can assure you if it were an African American male who committed such an offense against a white female, history shows us that the charges, the punishment and the sentencing would be totally different," said state NAACP president Lonnie Randolph. "The system ain't blind when the perpetrator is an African American male or female or when the victim is a white female."
Jerry Peace, the county prosecutor and a white man, said that the teachers are wearing electronic tracking devices and that their release on bail — $125,000 for one, $110,000 for the other — was based not on race, but on the danger to the community and the likelihood that the defendants might flee.
Is there a double standard when female teachers are accused of abusing their male students? Yes. Are these white teachers being treated differently because they are white? Perhaps.
When young Black men age 17 or 18 are being sent to jail for having consensual sex with their white girlfriends in Georgia, why are adult white women treated differently when they have sex (even if it was consensual) with very young Black boys?
Should they be treated differently?