Look out for Latoyia

Of course Terrance and others are right: God help you if you’re missing and not female, white, pretty, and rich (or rich-ish). You just don’t exist in the minds of the pearl-clutching edge of the media, which is exactly the crowd that trades in the news of missing people. There’s a smell there akin to “taking care of our fine white women” that’s hardly benign given everyone for whom the light of attention doesn’t shine.

Terrance points to the current case of Latoyia Figueroa, who’s a woman and quite pretty. (I don’t know about her means.) She’s pregnant, like other missing women, and she has a five-year-old at home.

Let’s cast some light on her. And spare a prayer.

KYW Radio Report online (with photograph)

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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