Mario is Missing….

March 15, 2008 at 1:58 am (missing white women, Politics, Racism)

Update: Sadly, two months ago, this young man was found dead. He was found floating in Lake Erie this past April. Coroners ruled his death accidental.

…and of course the media, the same people who give us minute-by-minute coverage of every young middle class white woman which goes missing, seemingly doesn’t care. 21 year old Mario Williams of Canton was last seen at a Cleveland nightclub. While attending a rap concert, he got separated from his entourage. His family found a cell phone which contained a picture of him tied up inside a trunk. Surprisingly, (or maybe not) despite the amount of attention given to cases such as Jessie Davis and Natalie Holloway, there has been very little attention given to this case. Why this young man’s picture wasn’t posted on the front page of every newspaper or magazine like certain other missing persons is a mystery to me. Although I don’t know this man, a missing family member is a tragedy, and our media must take every effort to help bring them home, regardless of their demographic.


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But I thought cops were here to protect us/Missing white woman syndrome

June 24, 2007 at 11:15 am (missing white women, Police Brutality, Politics)

victim.jpgFor those of you who don’t know, we’ve dealt with another missing person’s case. This young woman, Jessie Davis had been missing for over a week before turning up dead. Sad part is that she was 9 months pregnant, and all signs point to her unborn’s father, a BLACK COP being the killer. The dirty son of a bitch was ‘pretending’ to look for her the whole time. Of course as many whites and bougouise African Americans/Hispanics will tell you, police officers are next to gods and can do no wrong. Fortunately since this guy’s black and because of the heinousness of his actions, no one is gonna be stupid enough to defend him this time. My heart goes out to the victim and her family.

However, something else is going on about this that bothers me, and it’s the same thing that irks me every time a woman goes missing. Less than a week before Jessie’s disappearance’s, two men, James Carter of Toledo and Gregory Earl Zentgraf of Flat Rock Michigan went missing in two separate incidents in Lake Erie. They were both found dead soon after. However, unless you read the Toledo Blade, this is probably the first time you’ve heard about these two, whereas Jessie has been all over nearly every major news network. It’s not the time it’s happened, and it won’t be the last time. You can go to any news website and find about Lori Hacking, Laci Peterson, and Natalie Holloway. But what about Marion Fye, Phylicia Moore, Stepha Henry, Joe Shadden, or Ulio West? Why do they don’t warrant as much media coverage?

Is it racism or sexism? Why does it seem like when white females go missing, the media coverage is so sensationalized, but when non-white females or men go missing, they barely make any coverage at all? Most media sites will tell you that they don’t have the time and resources to devote to every missing person. If this is the case, then why not dedicate as much coverage to as many missing people as possible, instead of just one or two people of the same demographic?

This is a tragedy no less. There is no worse nightmare for any family to go through than a missing relative, which is why we need to devote as much attention to every missing person, regardless or race, gender, age, social status, looks, etc.

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