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Old 08-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #19
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Where is the same Txtebow whining about the press when they don't cover non-white children who disappear??

Or is this thread just another "us whites be oppressed" racist rant?? :rhetorical:

Missing white woman syndrome

Missing white woman syndrome (MWWS) is a phrase coined by social scientists and media commentators to describe the "wall-to-wall coverage" given in media reporting, especially television, to missing person cases involving young, white, upper-middle class women or girls.[1] The degree of coverage is usually compared with cases concerning a missing male, or missing females of other ethnicities, socioeconomic classes or perceived physical attractiveness.[2] The actual phrase comes from Sheri Parks, an associate professor at the University of Maryland, who used the term in a 2006 interview with CNN to describe this observed media trend.[1][3]

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With regard to missing children, statistical research comparing national TV media reports with FBI data shows that there is marked under-representation of African American children compared with non-African American. At the same time, girls rather than boys were found to be under-represented.[4]

Kym Pasqualini, president of the National Center for Missing Adults, observed that media outlets tends to focus on "damsels in distress" typically, affluent young white women and teenagers.[5]

While the disappearances of Laci Peterson and Natalee Holloway became sensational news stories, a pregnant black/Hispanic woman named LaToyia Figueroa disappeared from Philadelphia three years later and attracted less national attention, despite efforts by her family to enlist the media to help find her (Figueroa was later found murdered).[3] One observer also saw contrasts between the attention received by Peterson and Evelyn Hernandez who was nine months pregnant when she disappeared in 2002.[6]
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