Just when I start to think that SOME progress has been made with regard to race and class discrimination in this country, an attractive upper middle class blond woman goes missing and BAM, never mind.
Please don’t think that I am making light of the fact that Jennifer Huston, a wife and mother, is missing. I’m very troubled by what I’m hearing and I can only imagine what her family is going through right now. We all should be spreading the word, sharing her photo and any information that will help bring her home.
And I’m glad the media is so focused on Jennifer’s story. But I’m angry about all the of the low income women and/or women of color who disappear every day in this county; who are abducted and sexually assaulted and raped and murdered with little to no media attention.
Often in those cases the media infers that these women simply walked away on their own. One of the worst examples of just how devastating media bias can be is the story Michele Knight; one of the three women locked in a house for ten years in Ohio. No one was looking for her.
No it’s not your grandmothers racism, but it’s still racism.