I have two questions for you all.
1) Who is Jessica Lynch?
2) Who is/was Natalee Holloway?
Yeah I know. The basic answers to those two questions are really easy. I mean only a fool or someone who has been completely oblivious to today’s news wouldn't know of these to
Now I have two more questions.
3) Who is Shoshana Johnson?
4) Who is/was La'Toyia Figueroa?
Well I know most of you all here know of the latter person mentioned. Likely only cause there's a thread pertaining to her story now. I mean
; oops I mean the American media sure didn't go out of their way to cover it. In fact she was missing for a damn month and the story didn't get any coverage that was note worthy up until they other day when they finally found her. I mean most of us were like, "they found whose body? Who was she?"
Now this what I believe the common American view of the persons in questions 1,2,3, & 4:
1) Wonderful white girl who is such an inspiration to us all.
2) Beautiful yet unfortunate young white girl who was taken advantage of (and possibly killed) be those damn Aruban hevans. It was so not her fault.
3) It really doesn't matter. She's black.
4) Who really cares anyway? She's black/Hispanic.
Now I may be wrong, but the disparity in media coverage and also one being held as a cultural icon (Ms Lynch) tends to insinuate my views to be true. Oh btw if you all didn't know of her. Ms Johnson was an Army Specialist that belonged to the same 507th Maintenance Company as Lynch. But unlike Lynch, Johnson fought to stave off their Iraqi captors. Like Lynch, she sustained serious injuries. Yeah, she was the other female POW captured with Lynch. 'What, you mean there was another one? Who would have thought it '
One has a book, a movie, been on news interview specials, and is loved and revered by "almost" all. The other... well at least her family and friends loves her. Yeah