The Gabi Pettito The saga has raised questions about who the media focuses on in such cases, and it appears to be disproportionately white… So says a member of the Black Eyed Peas.
We talked to Muharram (Jaime Luis Gómez) – who is of Mexican descent and identified as an Indigenous person – has cracked the phenomenon of “Missing White Girl Syndrome”… something that the community/news networks have been accused of doing during this entire ordeal.
Honestly… the guy says it’s, in fact, a real thing – and the proof is in the candy on wall-to-wall coverage Gabe’s story for weeks in a row.
As the taboo so eloquently says, there are dozens of black women and girls who go missing every day…but they don’t even get the same mainstream attention as Pettito – or any number of missing Caucasian girls/women over the years.
This is not to say that this is criticizing Gabe, her family, or anyone affected by the tragedy – quite the contrary…Tabu says he has all the sympathy in the world for them.
However, he feels that there is an underlying problem and does not want to shy away from such difficult conversations for fear of decency. Check out this chat – you can tell he is passionate about speaking on behalf of his people and other marginalized groups, so this hits him at home.
Taboo just wants to start the conversation… with the hope of more equality for everyone in the future.