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Terribly sad. That's right downtown. I never felt in any danger down there regardless of the time of day or night.
 

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Mike, its funny too. I go through Auburn all the time and think to myself how safe it looks. I mean I don't know if many people on here have ever been to Auburn but its a small town and on days that school isn't in, not much goes on. I mean it looks almost deserted when the classes are all done. Its a small town but its a wonderful place to see the true spirit of Alabama academics and athletics. We take a lot of pride in how we look to the rest of the country so this senseless death is a shock to me as an Auburn man.

Totally senseless and a damn shame
 

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Mike, its funny too. I go through Auburn all the time and think to myself how safe it looks. I mean I don't know if many people on here have ever been to Auburn but its a small town and on days that school isn't in, not much goes on. I mean it looks almost deserted when the classes are all done. Its a small town but its a wonderful place to see the true spirit of Alabama academics and athletics. We take a lot of pride in how we look to the rest of the country so this senseless death is a shock to me as an Auburn man.

Totally senseless and a damn shame
Agreed. Auburn is small town USA. I trust this murderer will be brought to justice.
 

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There has to be a witness or maybe some video that will emerge. It wasn't too late (9pm). It almost seems she was shot and maybe forced from her car which was found on fire a few blocks? away. Very tragic. Young and pretty girl so it maybe some kind of passion/rape thing as well.
 

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This reminds me of the just-off-campus killings at LSU a couple months back- except they were grad students and male, if I remember correctly. Does anyone know if they arrested anyone in that case, or if the killer's still at large?
 

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Would this have made national news if she weren't a pretty white girl? I mean, stuff like this is pretty awful, but I do ask myself if it's really national news. People get murdered every day, but we only hear about it nationally when the person is young, pretty, white, and female. Because that's what the media assumes we'll all identify with, i.e, that could be my daughter, that could be my sister. It's plays on our culturally-embedded sympathy for women or anyone else we deem to be helpless or more vulnerable. It's the same reason child abductions are all over the news (when the child is white, of course).

If a black girl in the inner city goes missing, how often is it on the national news? If two little Hispanic kids vanish from the bus stop in El Paso, does Fox put it on their site? Of course not. Missing white kids and missing pretty white chicks are national news - other missing and murdered people aren't. So annoying.
 
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Would this have made national news if she weren't a pretty white girl? I mean, stuff like this is pretty awful, but I do ask myself if it's really national news. People get murdered every day, but we only hear about it nationally when the person is young, pretty, white, and female. Because that's what the media assumes we'll all identify with, i.e, that could be my daughter, that could be my sister. It's plays on our culturally-embedded sympathy for women or anyone else we deem to be helpless or more vulnerable. It's the same reason child abductions are all over the news (when the child is white, of course).

If a black girl in the inner city goes missing, how often is it on the national news? If two little Hispanic kids vanish from the bus stop in El Paso, does Fox put it on their site? Of course not. Missing white kids and missing pretty white chicks are national news - other missing and murdered people aren't. So annoying.

I tend to agree in a way, but when things happen on major Universities as is the case right now... the media is going to cover it. The shootings at the BR campus (not LSU) a few weeks ago involved non-whites IIRC and it was covered.
 

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Would this have made national news if she weren't a pretty white girl? I mean, stuff like this is pretty awful, but I do ask myself if it's really national news. People get murdered every day, but we only hear about it nationally when the person is young, pretty, white, and female. Because that's what the media assumes we'll all identify with, i.e, that could be my daughter, that could be my sister. It's plays on our culturally-embedded sympathy for women or anyone else we deem to be helpless or more vulnerable. It's the same reason child abductions are all over the news (when the child is white, of course).

If a black girl in the inner city goes missing, how often is it on the national news? If two little Hispanic kids vanish from the bus stop in El Paso, does Fox put it on their site? Of course not. Missing white kids and missing pretty white chicks are national news - other missing and murdered people aren't. So annoying.
yeah probably. The awful murders in Memphis made the news...no one chose to post it to SR though.
 

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I tend to agree in a way, but when things happen on major Universities as is the case right now... the media is going to cover it. The shootings at the BR campus (not LSU) a few weeks ago involved non-whites IIRC and it was covered.
OK, let's make a test of this. Did you hear about the murder of a Duke graduate student a month ago on national news, at an apartment close to campus?

Classroom shootings are one thing - they're always going to cover that. But when it's just your average, run of the mill kidnapping, robbery, or random murder, the victim almost always has to be white, female, and young for it to make national news. And preferably blonde, although brunettes and raven-haired beauties occasionally make the cut.
 
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OK, let's make a test of this. Did you hear about the murder of a Duke graduate student a month ago on national news, at an apartment close to campus?

Classroom shootings are one thing - they're always going to cover that. But when it's just your average, run of the mill kidnapping, robbery, or random murder, the victim almost always has to be white, female, and young for it to make national news. And preferably blonde, although brunettes and raven-haired beauties occasionally make the cut.
Nope.. I guess you win :dunno:
 

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OK, let's make a test of this. Did you hear about the murder of a Duke graduate student a month ago on national news, at an apartment close to campus?

Classroom shootings are one thing - they're always going to cover that. But when it's just your average, run of the mill kidnapping, robbery, or random murder, the victim almost always has to be white, female, and young for it to make national news. And preferably blonde, although brunettes and raven-haired beauties occasionally make the cut.

Somewhat different circumstances. Your example was a murder victim that happend to go to college. The one that started this thread the crime occurred ON campus (wrt the car anyway).

Before you flame me (as it seems you are abit angry for some reason) I see your point...I am just pointing out that your example isn't a great one.
 

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Somewhat different circumstances. Your example was a murder victim that happend to go to college. The one that started this thread the crime occurred ON campus (wrt the car anyway).

Before you flame me (as it seems you are abit angry for some reason) I see your point...I am just pointing out that your example isn't a great one.
So you think that if a black girl were killed on the campus of Southern University in Baton Rouge, it would make national news? And for the people who go to school with the murder victim - or for anyone else, for that matter - I'm not sure why whether it happened on campus or off campus in apartments where only students live is really that relevant.

I am just absolutely sick of not being able to turn on the TV without hearing about some pretty, blonde, white girl who is missing, kidnapped, or murdered. Yes, it's a shame, but why are all their stories any more deserving of our attention or sympathy than any other murder or kidnapping?
 

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C'mon Tulsa. Just don't watch the TV because you know how it works...the White Man ruleth...
 

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Right. And the reason you did not hear about him was because he looked like this.



If he'd looked like that girl at Auburn, I guarantee it would have been all over the news.
That's what the 2 students who were killed at LSU looked like. And that was a huge national story. You can't take one incident and use that as your sample. There are too many variables.

I would guess that it made your local news. After that, what determines if the national media picks it up is affected by what else they are covering that day, etc.

Is there bias in media coverage? Absolutely. But you can't make generalizations and think they will apply to every case. There are probably even other young, pretty, white girls killed other places and they don't make the national news. Of course, that piece of information proves as much as when someone who isn't young, pretty, white, and female gets killed and it doesn't make the news. Nothing.
 
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