View Full Version : Missing White Woman Syndrome

Yami Rui
December 14th, 2006, 2:17 PM
Has anyone ever heard of that thing called "Missing White Woman Syndrome" well in case you haven't it's when a missing white woman or murdered white woman case happens and the legal media/general media focuses mainly on that case {Espically Legal Media} and forgets about hispanic, african american, blacks and literally all men.

Several cases have been affected by missing white woman syndrome, due to it some cases have dropped down like a pick of bricks in the media's eyes while others have skyrocketed in the media's eyes coughNataleeHollowaycough.

So anything about Missing White Woman Syndrome you'd wanna discuss, then this my friend is the place.

December 14th, 2006, 2:32 PM
Holy crap, this is one racist thread.

And that's not particularly true. Over here in England, two of the most publicised murder cases in recent years occured to black victims. Two of the most media focussed cases of the last few years were the murders of Damilola Taylor and Kiyan Prince, both young black kids killed by young black thugs.

I don't think the race of the victim is generally the most important aspect of a more publicised case, but the scenario in which it occured. Another example was the case of Natascha Kampusch, the girl that was abducted when she was 10 and kept prisoner for about 8 years. That happened to a Russian girl in Russia yet it was still all over the news in England.

Yami Rui
December 14th, 2006, 2:43 PM
Dawson, MWWS seems to be a lot different in America then in England. I mean I turn on CNN and whenever they do a story on a missing person case it is most of the time a pretty white woman. CNN's legal show Nancy Grace, PRETTY MISSING WHITE WOMAN GALORE! Majority of other TV networks I bet are the same.

December 14th, 2006, 2:48 PM
Majority of other TV networks I bet are the same.

In other words, you're assuming based on one network? I've not seen or (until now) heard of Nancy Grace, but after doing very little research on her and her show, it's not exactly a typical news show. It seems more like a show made just to attract ratings by trying to reach out to a specific audience group with touching stories and what not, as opposed to a straight up news programme.

Yami Rui
December 14th, 2006, 3:07 PM
Tis has more examples of Missing White Woman Syndrome at work.

For example during a Iraqi Ambush Shosana Johnson and Jessica Lynch were both taken hostage. Jessica was Caucasian and Johnson was black and dun, dun, dun guess who got more media attention, Jessica. Of course eventually both were found alive but the point is Media in America are sided on reporting cases about pretty white woman which is what happened here.

Example two {Latoyia Figueroa} Black and Hispanic. CNN. MSNBC, FOX NEWS gave few reports on this case, eventually she was found dead but internet bloggers had to push to make the rest of her case {Her death confirmation to be more specific} to be reported on CNN, MSNBC, FOX NEWS. I mean when you show a missing person case on your major news media network shouldn't you give at least one report from you with the news of that missing persons death. I mean the people who heard about the missing person case usually wanna know what happened to her.

December 14th, 2006, 3:42 PM
I didn't really notice... but there was an excessive amount of media coverage on James Kim (rip). ;o;

December 14th, 2006, 3:47 PM
You are making this so called "syndrome" more of a stereotypical matter of race. It may be common to you but it's not something that is actually true.

Lord Mike
December 16th, 2006, 5:25 PM
Did you find this somewhere? If you did, show the link. If you didn't, I suggest that this thread be closed...

December 16th, 2006, 6:06 PM
Um yeah, this really isn't needed The reasons have already been stated, so I won't bother to reiterate them...