A week ago, Latasha Norman disappeared from the campus of Jackson State University. Have you heard a word about it? There's a much better chance you've heard about the disappearance of Stacy Peterson in Chicago.
Why the difference?
The chief of the Jackson police believes it's because Latasha Norman is black. He's probably not far off base, at least on ONE reason. I've heard enough people mention it to know I'm not alone in the realization that almost all missing children who receive media attention are white and blonde. Why would we expect any different regarding missing adults.
While the potential drama involved of Drew Peterson being a serial killer has a definite chance of making this story bigger with the press, I think there's no doubt that missing minorities get less press coverage, at least on the national level.
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