Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

The kidnapped.

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So I was sitting here watching E! and they were showing women that were beautiful and were teenagers that had went missing over the years. What caught my attention is that all of the women were white. This made me think about all the major public missing persons cases and how they only show white cute kids or any white person and you rarely see any other race and we all know millions of people, in every race, go missing everyday, but yet  these are the only people that we see. It’s quite hard to imagine race is a factor but everything in this world seems to be.For example,  look at all the attention Elizabeth Smart got when she went missing. Did the fact that she came from a very affluent family have anything to do with it?  What do you guys think??

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Written by alyssa1965

February 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I completely agree. I think that the media is not representative of what is actually happening around the United States and even the world. We only tend to hear about the negative things when discussing minorities. For example, the news only covers when blacks or hispanics killed someone or drug related activities. Why don’t we see some positives about minorities?

    dmg24

    February 13, 2010 at 2:37 am

  2. Personally, I think that this had to do more with the wealth of a family than the race. Obviously race plays its part because all minorities historically make less money than whites. But with money comes power and influence. Those people are the ones that have influential friends that can see to it that those children get the airtime that leads to a safe recovery. However, I do agree that the media tends to show minorities in a negative light and that doesn’t show much sign of changing.

    dippity09

    February 14, 2010 at 4:00 am


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