Media Coverage for Minority Missing Children


One of the most interesting blogs on the web is Sociological Images . It covers all sorts of issues on race, gender, discrimination and other social trends.  A while back when the Caylee Anthony case seemed to reach a boiling point, I wrote to the blog suggesting the issue of race and the coverage of missing children in the media as a possible topic. There never seems to be any coverage about Black or Hispanic missing children. They recently wrote a post (you can find here) about the subject and got an excellent discussion going.

I won’t reitterate what they said in their post, because they did an excellent job of analyzing the issue and digging up so good resources. I was glad to see that I’m not the only one who finds this practice in the media and society unsettling. Please check out the articles they included in their post and browse through the comments section to read other people’s opinions. The subject really seemed to strike a chord.

There’s also an O’Reilly clip someone sent in, which I couldn’t even watch all the way through. Every time I start to think that O’Reilly might not be Satan, I see something like this where he’s blaming the victim for being kidnapped. “Why didn’t he just run away??” Yeah, that’s it Bill. Because kidnappings are simply a big game of hide & seek, where the kids can just say they don’t want to play anymore and go home.


~ by Joel on April 24, 2009.

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