Missing black children: A crisis of media neglect

18 Jul

Missing black children: A crisis of media neglect

Ke’Shaun Vanderhorst, Jeanine Barnwell, Jaycee Dugard and Caylee Anthony.All 4 individuals have something in common: their lives were ended or altered tragically. Philadelphia natives Ke’Shaun and Jeanine, however, differ from Jaycee and Caylee in 3 ways. They’re both Black, still missing and didn’t receive any national coverage .

Read more: http://aareports.com/2011/07/missing-black-children-crisis-of-media.html

2 Responses to “Missing black children: A crisis of media neglect”

  1. Kim July 18, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    I completely agree . So tell me why – is it blatant racism?

  2. whereaboutsstillunknown March 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    I don’t necessarily think it’s as racist as some people think. You’ve used some pretty extreme examples, and I think the national coverage had a lot more to do with the circumstances than their race. Jaycee Dugard was found alive after being held in captivity for decades, and Caylee Anthony was (presumably) murdered by her own mother who continually added fuel to the media frenzy.

    I admittedly had not heard of Ke’Shaun, but I did just read his profile and agree that his story is well-suited for national media coverage.

    I actually stumbled onto your blog while trying to find information on Jeanine Barnwell – I’ve searched many times over the last several months, hoping to find some idea of what happened to her, other than that she was last seen by her mother. I want to feature her on my own blog, but all I really can do is repeat that she was last seen by her mother, a fact that is already on many sites and blogs.

    For the media to pick it up, there needs to be a story – and a story needs a background, twists and turns, characters, theories, search efforts, emotional pleas from the family… yet, we have none of that, as far as we know.

    Have you ever heard of Melinda Creech? Diane Dye? Peggy Alt? Jackie Boyer? Mary Ann Hogland-McCluskey? Tracy King? LIsa Dickinson? They’re all white girls who’ve gotten very little coverage, if any.

    I think sometimes law enforcement just doesn’t release enough information to attract any interest…. I can’t understand why… it’s irritating.

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