Thursday, April 19, 2007
But then female students began complaining about Cho.
About five weeks into the semester, students told Giovanni that Cho was taking photographs of their legs and knees under the desks with his cell phone. She told him to stop, but the damage was already done.
Police asked Giovanni not to disclose the exact content or nature of Cho's poetry. But she said it was not violent like other writings that have been circulating.
It was more invasive.
``Violent is like, `I'm going to do this,''' said Giovanni, a three-time NAACP Image Award winner who is sometimes called ``the princess of black poetry.'' This was more like a personal violation, as if Cho were objectifying his subjects, ``doing thing to your body parts.''