Saturday, April 2, 2011

Touched a Nerve

Apparently I did today.  There was this exchange on Facebook today and I obviously touched a nerve with some of the posters.  It's a little long but worth the read because it gives a real indication of how differently the races feel about what's going on with this Bobo case. 


Don't get me wrong, this is a tragedy but where is the equal outrage and outcry when a minority or a male is taken?  It isn't there.  And for Haslam to toss in 50K towards the reward?  Wow.  Ok, so, I'll grant that the state tossed in money for the Lester Street murders but I'm thinking that was a different case.  Children were murdered--brutally so--in that case.  We're still not sure that Ms. Bobo is dead.  Probably, but we're not sure.

I am struggling with this.  Fortunately, she's a pretty white female so this case will be followed to the end.  No so with victims who are not pretty white females.  If you're black, latino, fat, ugly or male you may as well give it up.  The press will get bored with you long before your case resolves.

And some of the posters call ME racists.  Read below. bob-roadblock,0,4143528.story
‎(Reuters) - Police set five roadblocks on Tuesday to uncover more leads in the nearly week-old disappearance of 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo that has shaken her small Tennessee hometown.


    • Meike Kogos A little late for that
      2:50pm (5 hours ago) · · 11 peopleReply

    • Karen Foote Horton I hope and pray that they find her, but it is sounding more like another Natalie Hollaway to me.
      2:52pm (5 hours ago) · · 2 peopleReply

    • Emily Morgan Still prayn for a safe return home!!! And for her family
      2:53pm (5 hours ago) · Reply

    • Sammy Vaughn nice responce time.smh
      2:53pm (5 hours ago) · · 1 personReply
    • Ginger Leonard I have to wonder if this case would be getting so much attention or reward money if the victim was NOT a pretty white female. Just sayin'
      2:55pm (5 hours ago) · · 6 peopleReply

    • Megan Williams Why are they just now doing roadblocks after a week?!?!?
      2:55pm (5 hours ago) · · 3 peopleReply

    • Gwenna Hicks Doty Wow Ginger Why would that make a difference on this???
      2:58pm (5 hours ago) · · 7 peopleReply

    • Kim Weaver Oliver A little late for roadblocks!! I hope and pray they find her soon and she returns home safely!!
      3:03pm (5 hours ago) · · 1 personReply

    • Helen Karl I think they are doing roadblocks to find people that could have passed by the area at the time of the abduction. Really to ask them if there was anything out of the ordinary, or if they noticed anything or anyone. People often follow the same route or routine and the people they are stopping today may be the same people that passed the home last week.
      3:03pm (5 hours ago) · Reply

    • Chris Stephens
      Ginger. i hate that you brought that up and I hate it even more since you appear to be white. The reason this case is geting so much attention is because it's a slow news time AND because it's so weird. News always covers stories that are w...See More
      3:03pm (5 hours ago) · · 6 peopleReply

    • Miriam Ann Deloach i agree Ginger....
      3:05pm (5 hours ago) · · 1 personReply

    • Caleb Shockey ‎@Ginger Leonard,Your an inconsiderate idiot!
      3:09pm (5 hours ago) · · 1 personReply

      3:11pm (5 hours ago) · Reply

    • Caleb Shockey ‎*make
      3:15pm (4 hours ago) · Reply

    • Becky Hooker Gestring
      Really?! There is a girl missing, everyone is doing everything they can to help find her safe, and y'all wanna pull the RACE card!? I believe you fail to see...its not about a skin color, its about a HUMAN BEING! Perhaps you should open you...See More
      3:28pm (4 hours ago) · · 3 peopleReply
    • Ginger Leonard You are correct Becky. There is a girl missing and that's bad but where is this level of coverage when a black female goes missing? Or a male? I hope she's found safe but my wish is that every missing person regardless of race or gender would get this much attention or raise this much reward money. Fact is, it doesn't and that sickens me. Every life should be just as valuable as this one but they aren't.
      3:34pm (4 hours ago) · · 5 peopleReply

    • Kim Cox Come on people.... you know people are going to say stupid things on here to get you all fired up! All you can do is pray for them and THANK God you are NOT like them!
      3:34pm (4 hours ago) · · 2 peopleReply

    • Kristel Ray Metcalf Ginger, why would you make such a racist statement? Color is not the issue here. So sad.
      3:36pm (4 hours ago) · Reply

    • Donnita Blakley
      Once again a imformative site is over shadowed by racist comments this is not about race this is about finding a young women and bringing her home to the people that love and care for her... People please out those silly racist and immature...See More
      3:39pm (4 hours ago) · · 1 personReply
    • Ginger Leonard
      I'm racist? I want every life to be just as important as this one and I'M racist?? Step out from behind your lilly white walls for a moment and take a look at what is going on around you. Minority males and females go missing every day b...See More
      3:44pm (4 hours ago) · · 4 peopleReply

    • Kristel Ray Metcalf Wow, sorry you have so much anger. I will pray for you.
      3:51pm (4 hours ago) · · 1 personReply

    • Tracy Humphrey Crowe LORD HAVE MERCY!!!!!!!!
      3:55pm (4 hours ago) · Reply

    • News Channel 3 Official Fan Page
      ‎@Ginger. We have done numerous stories about missing and murdered minorities. Unfortunately there are cases every day where people disappear but they do not get large scale attention. Right now there are two white teen girls missing but po...See More
      3:59pm (4 hours ago) · · 3 peopleReply

    • LaTonya Anderson-Sullivan I agree with Ginger. Nothing is wrong with what she is saying. EQUALITY FOR ALL!
      4:00pm (4 hours ago) · · 4 peopleReply

    • Lashunda Giles Brooks This is definitely a human.I understand both sides.People in her community are helping each other and most of the time only immediate family helps out. What I am curious to know is why Governor Haslam put so many thousands of dollars into this fund when education is lacking and they say they don't have the money to put into education! He gave $50 grand!WTW!
      4:00pm (4 hours ago) · Reply

    • Courtney Pryor GINGER!! Would you like to know why black people do NOT get attention like white people do?? Because the majority of your color acts like complete idiots and cause themselves to get in that trouble. So why should we put in so much effort to find them if they cause themselves to go missing????
      4:00pm (4 hours ago) · · 1 personReply

    • Miriam Ann Deloach Thank you C. Pryor for proving Gingers point. Thats why people dont want to see both sides because of people like you. Because of your statement now I could careless.
      4:05pm (4 hours ago) · · 1 personReply

    • LaTonya Anderson-Sullivan Courtney since details are so few, how do u know Holly didn't do something to put herself in this situation as u are saying about the majority of blacks.
      4:12pm (4 hours ago) · Reply

    • Courtney Pryor
      If parents would start teaching their children the difference from right and wrong..and how to walk without having to hold the crotch of their pants up to keep them from falling down..white people wouldn't judge black people the way they do...See More
      4:13pm (4 hours ago) · Reply
    • Ginger Leonard ‎@Courtney Pryor: I'm white Courtney.
      4:13pm (4 hours ago) · Reply
    • Ginger Leonard But you've managed to show your true colors Courtney.
      4:14pm (4 hours ago) · Reply

    • Brandy Woodard Toups ‎@ Ginger: I can't comment on why the news would have more coverage over one story versus another. I would, however, like to comment about the reward money. Most reward money is raised by the family/friends and community. Perhaps you should be asking your extremely made in bad taste question to the members of the community the missing people you are concerned for live.
      4:15pm (3 hours ago) · · 1 personReply

    • Miriam Ann Deloach ‎@ Pryor every black person that goes missing isnt ghetto. And Newsflash every black person isnt from the hood.
      4:16pm (3 hours ago) · Reply

    • Courtney Pryor thats why i said the majority!!
      4:16pm (3 hours ago) · Reply
    • Ginger Leonard Brandy...Haslam tossed in 50K. That didn't come from the family or the community.
      4:16pm (3 hours ago) · Reply
    • Ginger Leonard That came from the governor either from his pocket or the state's pocket which translates to tax payers.
      4:17pm (3 hours ago) · Reply

    • Courtney Pryor who cares where the money came from and how much it was and who pays for it. You as a taxpayer support convicted murderers for years that are on death row. Why not put some money toward trying to find someone who may still be alive??
      4:18pm (3 hours ago) · Reply

    • News Channel 3 Official Fan Page Let's keep this civil please. At the moment, we are talking about a young woman who is missing. I appreciate your passion on both sides but please keep it civil.. thank you
      4:20pm (3 hours ago) · · 3 peopleReply
    • Ginger Leonard I don't have a problem with the state tossing in 50K if the state is going to toss it in FOR EVERY MISSING PERSON. But they don't and that's where I have a problem.
      4:21pm (3 hours ago) · · 2 peopleReply

    • Justin Harrison Kinda too late for road blocks. Just sayn.
      4:31pm (3 hours ago) · Reply

    • LaTonya Anderson-Sullivan Courtney, also to answer ur question. U should put energy into finding everyone because we all are God's people. I'm glad he is a God that let's his sun shine on the rightous as well as the unrightous. Ultimately, its not ur decision. Despite what u, u or u say, God knows ur true heart condition!
      4:38pm (3 hours ago) · · 3 peopleReply

    • Tiffany Newman Crider Instead of being negative, go help search. The negative is the not needed at a time like this. I've helped, and the family needs ONLY positive things being said.
      4:45pm (3 hours ago) · · 2 peopleReply

    • Danny G Mcclure
      Society is so screwed up now days,so what if shes white,everyone yells racism if the person is white,but never hear it if they are black,its not a crime to be white these days,im so sick of hearing whites are the racist,it goes both ways,bl...See More
      5:54pm (2 hours ago) · Reply

    • Tina Burden Thompson
      Ah yes....this argument. The inequality divide that always raises it's ugly head in this part of the country. Ever think that maybe, just MAYBE the reason this case is getting so much attention is because 1) it was in a small, tight knit, r...See More
      6:28pm (about an hour ago) · · 2 peopleReply

    • Towers Chelsea
      Well said Tiffany. For the other comments somethings are better left unsaid. No one mentioned getting a search crew together and if it's not bout helping this family found their precious daughter keep your comments to yourself. Have some...See More
      6:28pm (about an hour ago) · · 3 peopleReply

    • Becky Hooker Gestring While I don't totally agree with Ginger....Courtney, THAT statement was so uncalled for and just plain wrong! No one and I mean no one deserves what is happening to this poor girl.
      6:48pm (about an hour ago) · · 3 peopleReply

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