May 12, 2009

Color, race, economic status in crime reports

Wow jeana hit the mail on the head again, I think we need to create some sort of honorary award or something!!!! Read below:

jeana Says:

May 12th, 2009 at 2:18 pm
I really think this is more about race and socioeconomic status than gender. While there’s more sympathy for dead females than dead males, think about what it would be like if the genders were reversed. Would they care more about a dead Latina immigrant than a white successful businessman? I’m betting not.

I would like to go one step further in this. If you have two white girls missing, one is from a successful family and one is from a family at poverty level (ie: what one would consider a white trash sort of family) chances are great you will hear more about the rich little white girl. Let's take this one step further, if it was a rich little white boy and a poor little white girl, chances are great rich kid/family will get more press. Case in point: Caylee Anthony versus Hayleigh Cummings. There is news nearly every day on Caylee and we know where she is sadly. Not so with Hayleigh, but when was the last time you heard about her? Need I say more?

I would like to add that race and socio-economic status are about equal in the playing field, I really do not know which comes first. Although a poor minority girl who is dead or missing sadly in society's eyes (IE: White Men) is not as important as a rich white girl. I wonder who would be more important, a poor white girl or a rich minority girl? Now that is one to ponder.....

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Rj said...