We’ve all heard it, some self rightousness ass finds it necessary to point out that if Natalee Holloway wasn’t white, her death wouldn’t be getting the media attention it does; that she’d just be another missing tourist. When she went missing five years ago, I’d hear it everywhere I turned, especially living in one of the nations liberal centers here in New York City. Now that she’s back in the headlines, I’m starting to hear this annoying little cliché again.
So Mr. or Mrs. Racially Self-Rightout, of all of the manifestations of racial inequality found in society, this is the one that gets your panties in a bunch? That a young white girl’s disapearence and likely murder overseas is getting too much air time? Or is your commentary just a case of, “I’m going to repeat that smart sounding thing I heard so I look smart too”? My guess is that it’s the latter. It’s the fallback PC sentiment for the “I want to hear myself speak” crowd.
Just remember, when you say “If she wasn’t white, the media wouldn’t care”, what I’m actually hearing you say is, “God, there should be way more stories about dead black people.”
And that makes you a racist.