Posted on September 27, 2021

The Media Ignore Black Murder Victims Because They Don’t Want to Highlight Black Perpetrators

Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner, September 23, 2021

As the media cover the manhunt for Brian Laundrie, the sole person of interest in the homicide of his fiancé, Gabby Petito, some of the wokest scolds in the press have wondered: Do people only care about this dead girl because she’s white?

{snip} But the real reason the media fail to cover more black murder victims is precisely because of the woke scolds who only want to cover white perpetrators.

Statistically speaking, black people are significantly more likely to be murdered by black perpetrators. {snip}


The Black Lives Matter movement failed to generate any federal police reform — the hopes of a bipartisan bill just died in the Senate to little fanfare — but it did coincide with a nearly 30% rise in homicides last year, surely a mere coincidence as police were terrified of being accused of racism. Given that black people are more likely than any other race to be murdered, it’s fully possible that Black Lives Matter actually cost black lives. But to highlight that fact would also force the media to face the other uncomfortable fact: Black people statistically are more likely than any other race to commit murder. {snip}