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Woman Raped To 'Teach A Lesson About Dating Black Men' (Photos)

| by David Bonner
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Two men are accused of kidnapping and raping a woman to "teach her a lesson" about dating black men.

Police in Clermont, Florida are searching for Justin Akeen Fedrick, 27, and Keon Dellshai Gordon, 26, in connection with the alleged June 22 rape, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

The victim said she was at house with some friends when another friend, Rodney Cooper, pushed her into a bedroom, said Clermont Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Strickland.

Fedrick and Gordon then allegedly raped her, according to the police report. The woman said she "attempted to fight them, but they were too strong."

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According to the report, the men told her, "We’re going to teach you a lesson about dating a black man and white [women] don’t mean [expletive] in this town."

When they were finished, the men told the victim they would "make it ten times worse next time" if she went to the police, according to the report, which goes on to say that she cut through backyards after fleeing the house, "because she was afraid they would come after her."

Shortly before 3 a.m., she sent a text to her boyfriend stating that she was "bleeding and limping somewhere in the neighborhood," the report notes. The boyfriend then called police, who eventually found her on a local street.

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Cooper was arrested the following day on a charge of kidnapping, and was booked on a $50,000 bond.

Arrest warrants were issued for Fedrick and Gordon, who are still at large.

Fliers warning white women not to date black men were found at several universities in late 2016, reports The Huffington Post.

Two such fliers were found in stairwells in a residence hall at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

The fliers at SMU alleged that black men are "much more likely to have STDs." They also said "your kids probably wouldn’t be smart," if fathered by a black man.

Illustrated with photos of blonde white women beside black men, the flier tells white women that they "should probably just avoid black men" because they are "more likely to commit every type of violent crime than whites." It lists several alleged stories about white women being assaulted by black men.

In response, university officials issued a statement that was published in the student newspaper, The Daily Campus.

"SMU condemns the racist and hateful message in these fliers," the statement read. "These messages have no place at SMU and are in opposition to SMU’s values and commitment to an environment free from discrimination."

Similar fliers were found about the same time at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Michigan.

Sources: Orlando Sentinel, The Huffington Post / Photo credit: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons, Lake County Sheriff's Office via Daily Mail

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