Why do certain single black mothers always seem to act like morons at events where being civil, quiet and reasonable is the norm, not the exception? Take this high school graduation in Florence, South Carolina. Parents were told not to cheer when their kid was announced. Just sit there on your ass and act like a reasonable human being. Not Shannon Cooper. Police had to take her cheering ass to the county jail.
Of course the local TV station turned this into a ‘story’ because they knew other black people would get all pissed off and that equals eyeballs.
Shannon Cooper cheered as her daughter walked across the stage to get her diploma from South Florence High School Saturday night, but just minutes later, Shannon was handcuffed and arrested.
“Are ya’ll serious? Are ya’ll for real? I mean, that’s what I’m thinking in my mind. I didn’t say anything. I was just like OK, I can’t fight the law. I can’t argue with the police, but I’m like are you serious? I didn’t do any more than the others did. Which I feel like no one should have went to jail,” said Shannon.
Florence police charged Shannon with disorderly conduct.
She said officers walked her across the Florence Civic Center, where the graduation ceremony was being held, in full view of everyone, including her daughter, Iesha Cooper, 18.
“Humiliation. I don’t even think humiliation could describe how I felt. You know, because I feel from just my feelings and then looking at my daughter how she felt, I could take you know you know if I did something ,but like I said, yes they said you’ll be escorted out no problem. I’ll be escorted out. I’ll go nicely because I’m gonna cheer. It was hard work. I went through so much to get her to this point you know,” explained Shannon.
Side note: Parents were warned of the zero tolerance policy before the graduation started. You cheer, act like a moron and your ass will be sent packing.
Side note #2: Cooper is a Celtics & Rondo fan.
Of course Cooper says those ripping her on WPDE News 15′s website have the wrong individual.