MSNBC host Joy Reid turned to race Monday whereas discussing the media’s security of lacking 22-year-old Gabby Petito, dismissing the focus on the case as “missing White woman syndrome.” 

During a bit on her present “The ReidOut,” Reid acknowledged whereas Petito’s household deserved “answers and justice,” she felt the an similar media consideration did not apply to non-White individuals after they go lacking. 


“It goes without saying that no family should ever have to endure that kind of pain. And the Petito family certainly deserves answers and justice,” Reid acknowledged. “But the way this story has captivated the nation has many wondering, why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?”

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“Well, the answer actually has a name: Missing White woman syndrome. The term coined by the late and great Gwen Iffil to describe the media and public fascination with missing White women like Laci Peterson or Natalee Holloway, while ignoring cases involving missing people of color,” she added, referencing two well-known circumstances of lacking ladies.

MSNBC has extensively lined the case and its web site on-line Monday morning prominently featured an opinion piece on the lacking woman.

Reid spent the rest of the half discussing a wide range of situations of lacking Black and Native American people she claimed to have in no way heard about inside the an similar approach as the Petito case. 


She furthermore cited statistics from the Black and Missing Foundation that urged the disparity in media security between lacking White ladies and non-White ladies was attributed to lacking minorities usually being labeled as runaways, minority adults being labeled as related to crime, and that minorities are dismissed as a outcomes of it is believed they keep most of their lives with poverty and crime as an on a daily foundation a part of their lives. 

Reid ended the half by suggesting that lacking ladies of shade weren’t seen as heaps as a outcomes of they did not seem like the daughters or granddaughters of newsroom executives, alluding to thought-about thought of one in every of her buyer’s earlier claims on the present that tales on lacking non-White ladies weren’t sensational sufficient for the White, middle-aged males main newsrooms.