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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Black & Missing: Amanda Berry and the Missing White Woman Syndrome

“Our national ideal of who is vulnerable – and who holds victim status – are those who are White and female.”
The perception of victimhood is partly a media creation.
In truth, nearly half of those individuals who go missing in the US are not White – though one might not know that from the news coverage.
Amanda Berry was abducted in April 2003 and DeJesus a year later. They were children when they vanished, and their families were desperate to find them.
Yet the coverage of their abductions was dramatically different.
In Cleveland, the newspaper stories were mainly about the White girl.
In the 10 years Amanda Berry was missing, the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper published 36 articles about her, according to a search of electronic news archive Lexis-Nexis.
During the nine-year period that DeJesus, who is Hispanic, was missing, the newspaper published 19 articles about her case.  • Africanglobe.net


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