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Scott Peterson and the Unbearable Whiteness of Being

November 12, 2004

In what is only the latest in a long line of Faux National Tragedies, Scott Peterson was found guilty of murdering his wife Laci.
The media's obvious fixation with the tragedies of predictably white, often blond, and usually well-to-do girls continues unabated. Laci Peterson joins BYU student Brooke Wilsberger, Dru, Elizabeth, Jon Benet, Samantha, and Danielle in the pantheon of 24/7 coverage from CNN, Fox, MSNBC et al.  These admittedly sad tales, of course,  have no real national import.  None that is, except that it apparently helps to be white, wealthy and attractive, if at all possible.
The only real national tragedy in the Peterson case? The passage of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act ("Laci and Connor's Law"), which with the acquiescence of some Democrats, only serves to increase the "Slippery Slope" undermining the reproductive rights of American women.


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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