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2021-11-26 10:17:43 AM  
That is a content topic to run with, then forget.
Missing native women and children they will not touch.
 
2021-11-26 10:51:39 AM  
Fark could easily green light links to all the stories submitted about these missing people.

I mean...you are submitting stuff, right? Not just sitting back and complaining about something that you're complicit in, right?
 
2021-11-26 11:04:00 AM  
Wait til she hears about all the missing and murdered Black trans women
 
2021-11-26 11:54:55 AM  
She's correct. Missing girls do not get screen time unless they are white.
 
2021-11-26 11:56:29 AM  

vudukungfu: That is a content topic to run with, then forget.
Missing native women and children they will not touch.


Fun Fact: Native American is the only category of missing or exploited girl that nobody keeps track of.
 
2021-11-26 11:57:35 AM  
This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.
 
2021-11-26 11:58:09 AM  
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What about missing virtual people?
 
2021-11-26 12:00:39 PM  
I'm missing a pretty white woman but that's because of the restraining order.
 
2021-11-26 12:01:11 PM  
Same reason nobody pays attention to missing & murdered Native Americans -- but when a pretty white girl goes missing its a national manhunt on the media.

Racism -- the answer is racism.
 
2021-11-26 12:04:12 PM  
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I've been missing YOU, Soledad O'Brien. CNN ain't the same without you.

Now, you were saying what was missing? Tell me again, please, and I'll get right on that.
 
2021-11-26 12:07:25 PM  
Its not a farking conspiracy. Missing black people don't get traction in the news cycle because nobody cares.

There is some weird quirk in White culture that everyone pays attention when a pretty young white woman goes missing, but it seems to be unique to white people.

And its not some bullshiat about institutionalized racism in media. Because its not like black twitter or other social media is all abuzz about this.

There is apparently this huge epidemic of native girls disappearing, but these communities can't get enough of their own people to fill a church van and go looking for them.

If you want my help on this, I'll at least keep an eye out for them when I'm out in public. But you can't fail to give one solitary fark and then try and give me a guilt trip because I don't know the names of their missing ones.
 
2021-11-26 12:11:40 PM  

gar1013: Fark could easily green light links to all the stories submitted about these missing people.

I mean...you are submitting stuff, right? Not just sitting back and complaining about something that you're complicit in, right?


Ah, yes. It's Fark's fault for not submitting and greenlighting all the media coverage that doesn't exist.
 
2021-11-26 12:13:13 PM  
Spoiler alert, most missing people of all colors probably killed themselves.
 
2021-11-26 12:13:50 PM  
It's the Fark ad for a reason...

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2021-11-26 12:14:31 PM  
Why Are They Not So Interesting To The Media...

Old and busted:  All the news that's fit to print.
New hotness:  Only news that sells.
 
2021-11-26 12:17:08 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Its not a farking conspiracy. Missing black people don't get traction in the news cycle because nobody cares.

There is some weird quirk in White culture that everyone pays attention when a pretty young white woman goes missing, but it seems to be unique to white people.

And its not some bullshiat about institutionalized racism in media. Because its not like black twitter or other social media is all abuzz about this.

There is apparently this huge epidemic of native girls disappearing, but these communities can't get enough of their own people to fill a church van and go looking for them.

If you want my help on this, I'll at least keep an eye out for them when I'm out in public. But you can't fail to give one solitary fark and then try and give me a guilt trip because I don't know the names of their missing ones.


That uniqueness goes right back to idealized marketing of white women. Which itself goes to racist Madison Avenue executives promoting that image, due to other racist executives holding on to century-old perceptions that there is no money to be made in marketing to Black people. The chain always ends at who has the money and who doesn't.
 
2021-11-26 12:18:06 PM  

iheartscotch: She's correct. Missing girls do not get screen time unless they are white. *And pretty*


Fixed that for you.
 
2021-11-26 12:21:51 PM  

gyruss: Magnanimous_J: Its not a farking conspiracy. Missing black people don't get traction in the news cycle because nobody cares.

There is some weird quirk in White culture that everyone pays attention when a pretty young white woman goes missing, but it seems to be unique to white people.

And its not some bullshiat about institutionalized racism in media. Because its not like black twitter or other social media is all abuzz about this.

There is apparently this huge epidemic of native girls disappearing, but these communities can't get enough of their own people to fill a church van and go looking for them.

If you want my help on this, I'll at least keep an eye out for them when I'm out in public. But you can't fail to give one solitary fark and then try and give me a guilt trip because I don't know the names of their missing ones.

That uniqueness goes right back to idealized marketing of white women. Which itself goes to racist Madison Avenue executives promoting that image, due to other racist executives holding on to century-old perceptions that there is no money to be made in marketing to Black people. The chain always ends at who has the money and who doesn't.


Well, whatever.

If you can't get black people to care about missing black people, how are you supposed to get other people to care?
 
2021-11-26 12:22:32 PM  
Hell im surprised Peng Shuai the missing tennis player from China who blamed an official for harrassment is in the news.
 
2021-11-26 12:24:05 PM  
Time to post it again..

Weekend Update: A Black Woman Who's Been Missing for Ten Years - SNL
Youtube VFSN6rMozMw



/The YT algorithm apparently thinks I have an Ego fetish
//it might be right
 
2021-11-26 12:24:12 PM  

gar1013: Fark could easily green light links to all the stories submitted about these missing people.

I mean...you are submitting stuff, right? Not just sitting back and complaining about something that you're complicit in, right?


If it makes you feel any better at all, I generally don't get emotionally involved in any missing persons case.

Mostly because it's exhausting to worry about what people I find reprehensible, not too much unlike how I find you, are doing to others.

And I work in my daily life to keep people safe in an entirely passive way, btw. So you creeps don't get the chance.

So suck your guilt right back up there you hypocrite.
 
2021-11-26 12:25:59 PM  

iheartscotch: vudukungfu: That is a content topic to run with, then forget.
Missing native women and children they will not touch.

Fun Fact: Native American is the only category of missing or exploited girl that nobody keeps track of.


There are unusual jurisdictional issues at play there.
 
2021-11-26 12:28:02 PM  

helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.



Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.
 
2021-11-26 12:29:55 PM  
If you're not an Instagram influencer, why should anyone care?
 
2021-11-26 12:36:46 PM  

Jesterling: Time to post it again..

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/VFSN6rMozMw]


/The YT algorithm apparently thinks I have an Ego fetish
//it might be right


Lego my Ego!
 
2021-11-26 12:37:10 PM  

robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.


Absolutely serious question - while no term is perfectly inclusive, what term would you and those with whom you identify and associate with prefer?  I'm aware that's not exactly a simple question...  thanks for answering if you're willing to.
 
2021-11-26 12:37:41 PM  

robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.


Then we should use... what instead?
 
2021-11-26 12:38:53 PM  

robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.



It's like that term was invented solely to make us liberals sound extra insufferable - I heard an NPR anchor say it the other day and nearly cringed into oncoming traffic.
 
2021-11-26 12:48:34 PM  

Jesterling: robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.


It's like that term was invented solely to make us liberals sound extra insufferable - I heard an NPR anchor say it the other day and nearly cringed into oncoming traffic.


Perhaps on the contrary, it could shine a light on those who think inclusivity is a bad thing; maybe our version of a not at all secret code like "let's go Brandon," where we're trying to do a good thing as opposed to them broadcasting insufferable cultists they are.

Of course, in this case the subject is a much larger group as opposed to just one guy. As such, I'm trying to listen more than I talk about the new "latinx" thing, as with most things that don't directly affect me as a white dude.
 
2021-11-26 12:49:18 PM  

Palined Parenthood: Jesterling: robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.


It's like that term was invented solely to make us liberals sound extra insufferable - I heard an NPR anchor say it the other day and nearly cringed into oncoming traffic.

Perhaps on the contrary, it could shine a light on those who think inclusivity is a bad thing; maybe our version of a not at all secret code like "let's go Brandon," where we're trying to do a good thing as opposed to them broadcasting insufferable cultists they are.

Of course, in this case the subject is a much larger group as opposed to just one guy. As such, I'm trying to listen more than I talk about the new "latinx" thing, as with most things that don't directly affect me as a white dude.


...broadcasting ^what insufferable cultists they are...

fark me
 
2021-11-26 12:49:20 PM  

robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.


I'm guessing you're cis. How do trans people feel about it?
 
2021-11-26 12:49:20 PM  

Jesterling: robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.


It's like that term was invented solely to make us liberals sound extra insufferable - I heard an NPR anchor say it the other day and nearly cringed into oncoming traffic.


Or you know to be inclusive of those living outside the normal sex assigned ay birth or gender binary.
 
2021-11-26 1:00:26 PM  
"there's a correlation with domestic violence so there's been a spike in the pandemic and also we know that sex trafficking, lot of times kids are considered to be runaways are actually being sex trafficked"


So domestic abuse and sex trafficking seem to be the two main culprits. Is the media not reporting because domestic abuse is likely to be from black men? And would sex trafficking be tied to gang activity? Which  is the biggest driver of shootings/murders. Despite being 12% of the population black folks account for over 1/2 of all shootings.

Almost 10,000 deaths in 2020 yet you hear next to nothing from BLM and the media


https://www.statista.com/statistics/251877/murder-victims-in-the-us-by-race-ethnicity-and-gender/
 
2021-11-26 1:06:12 PM  

Magnanimous_J: gyruss: Magnanimous_J: Its not a farking conspiracy. Missing black people don't get traction in the news cycle because nobody cares.

There is some weird quirk in White culture that everyone pays attention when a pretty young white woman goes missing, but it seems to be unique to white people.

And its not some bullshiat about institutionalized racism in media. Because its not like black twitter or other social media is all abuzz about this.

There is apparently this huge epidemic of native girls disappearing, but these communities can't get enough of their own people to fill a church van and go looking for them.

If you want my help on this, I'll at least keep an eye out for them when I'm out in public. But you can't fail to give one solitary fark and then try and give me a guilt trip because I don't know the names of their missing ones.

That uniqueness goes right back to idealized marketing of white women. Which itself goes to racist Madison Avenue executives promoting that image, due to other racist executives holding on to century-old perceptions that there is no money to be made in marketing to Black people. The chain always ends at who has the money and who doesn't.

Well, whatever.

If you can't get black people to care about missing black people, how are you supposed to get other people to care?


Thanks for your hot take, Cliven Bundy.
 
2021-11-26 1:11:54 PM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.

Absolutely serious question - while no term is perfectly inclusive, what term would you and those with whom you identify and associate with prefer?  I'm aware that's not exactly a simple question...  thanks for answering if you're willing to.



In Spanish, if you don't know the sex/gender/whatever we say now, use the masculine (Latino).  If pluralizing a group of males and female, the noun is still masculine (Latinos).  It's just how the language works, it's a product of a stupid man world but thems the rules.  Appending x to nouns isn't a thing.

Short version - just say Latino
 
2021-11-26 1:15:38 PM  
or adjectives.. i can grammar.

/thread's officially derailed
 
2021-11-26 1:18:47 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Because its not like black twitter or other social media is all abuzz about this.


Just like SO MUCH that you post, this is complete and utter bullshiat. It's just flat-out false. Sheer nonsense. Demonstrably untrue for anyone who doesn't have their head crammed up their ass - which, of course, you consistently do. Whether it's a lie or ignorance doesn't matter, and given that it's you, at this point I don't even care which it is. The bottom line is simple: You're once again spouting garbage.

This stuff trends on "black Twitter" all the time. The whole reason the recent search for Jashyah Moore finally took off after weeks of media silence is because "black Twitter" pushed it hard, relentlessly, and finally got it some media attention. These pushes happen routinely, these fringe cases are brought up and discussed all the time, they just rarely get mainstream attention because major media (and shiathead message board commenters) don't give a shiat about what the black community is saying unless it suits a specific agenda.

And then your bullshiat, 'why should anyone help if you're not out there searching yourself' logic? I'd ask if you even thought that idiot logic through, but I already know the answer. Dear lord, it's dumb as fark.

Which is to say, it's par for the course.
 
2021-11-26 1:23:57 PM  

KCinPA: teh media



Have fun ruining your family's thanksgiving this year?
 
2021-11-26 1:26:51 PM  

Jesterling: KCinPA: teh media


Have fun ruining your family's thanksgiving this year?


He'll cover 14 topics in 88 minutes.
 
2021-11-26 1:29:33 PM  

austerity101: robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.

I'm guessing you're cis. How do trans people feel about it?


We could go with Latrans for trans Latinos (or is that someone who is transitioning to Latino?) and Latwinks for gay Latinos.
 
2021-11-26 1:58:26 PM  
I am such a simp for her
 
2021-11-26 1:58:33 PM  

Magnanimous_J: Its not a farking conspiracy. Missing black people don't get traction in the news cycle because nobody cares.

There is some weird quirk in White culture that everyone pays attention when a pretty young white woman goes missing, but it seems to be unique to white people.

And its not some bullshiat about institutionalized racism in media. Because its not like black twitter or other social media is all abuzz about this.

There is apparently this huge epidemic of native girls disappearing, but these communities can't get enough of their own people to fill a church van and go looking for them.

If you want my help on this, I'll at least keep an eye out for them when I'm out in public. But you can't fail to give one solitary fark and then try and give me a guilt trip because I don't know the names of their missing ones.


MAN I'm so glad we have you to keep us up to speed on what black and indigenous folks really care about
 
2021-11-26 2:01:07 PM  

imbrial: MAN I'm so glad we have you to keep us up to speed on what black and indigenous folks really care about


There are videos all over Youtube about rallies that activists do on reservations to raise awareness about the alarming number of missing girls.

Count the people in the crowds. You won't need both hands.
 
2021-11-26 2:19:30 PM  

KCinPA: "there's a correlation with domestic violence so there's been a spike in the pandemic and also we know that sex trafficking, lot of times kids are considered to be runaways are actually being sex trafficked"


So domestic abuse and sex trafficking seem to be the two main culprits. Is the media not reporting because domestic abuse is likely to be from black men? And would sex trafficking be tied to gang activity? Which  is the biggest driver of shootings/murders. Despite being 12% of the population black folks account for over 1/2 of all shootings.

Almost 10,000 deaths in 2020 yet you hear next to nothing from BLM and the media


https://www.statista.com/statistics/251877/murder-victims-in-the-us-by-race-ethnicity-and-gender/


BUUURRRPPPPP...
 
2021-11-26 2:23:37 PM  

Magnanimous_J: imbrial: MAN I'm so glad we have you to keep us up to speed on what black and indigenous folks really care about

There are videos all over Youtube about rallies that activists do on reservations to raise awareness about the alarming number of missing girls.

Count the people in the crowds. You won't need both hands.


Oh wow, youtube proof!!!
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2021-11-26 2:33:19 PM  

Jesterling: Thank You Black Jesus!: robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.

Absolutely serious question - while no term is perfectly inclusive, what term would you and those with whom you identify and associate with prefer?  I'm aware that's not exactly a simple question...  thanks for answering if you're willing to.


In Spanish, if you don't know the sex/gender/whatever we say now, use the masculine (Latino).  If pluralizing a group of males and female, the noun is still masculine (Latinos).  It's just how the language works, it's a product of a stupid man world but thems the rules.  Appending x to nouns isn't a thing.

Short version - just say Latino



Exactly!  You could also just say Latin.

Latinx is only used by priviliged white people and is desecration of the entire spanish language.
 
2021-11-26 2:40:37 PM  

austerity101: robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.

I'm guessing you're cis. How do trans people feel about it?


Well they probably think that your an over privileged white person who is insultling patronizing them and knows nothing about their culture or language.
 
2021-11-26 2:41:05 PM  

gottagopee: Magnanimous_J: imbrial: MAN I'm so glad we have you to keep us up to speed on what black and indigenous folks really care about

There are videos all over Youtube about rallies that activists do on reservations to raise awareness about the alarming number of missing girls.

Count the people in the crowds. You won't need both hands.

Oh wow, youtube proof!!!
[Fark user image 425x402]


You obviously have it all figured out. Carry on slapping your flippers together and barking "racism" over and over like a trained seal.

That'll fix it.
 
2021-11-26 2:47:27 PM  

robv83: austerity101: robv83: helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


Stop calling us Latinx. It is ridiculous and insulting.

I'm guessing you're cis. How do trans people feel about it?

Well they probably think that your an over privileged white person who is insultling patronizing them and knows nothing about their culture or language.


Internalized racism. What "these people" need is a white person to tell them how to label themselves.
 
2021-11-26 2:51:52 PM  

helloyesthisisdog: This is such a touchy subject, but there's literally thousands of missing white men, women and children that don't get attention as well. Also missing latinx, native and Asian people. Gabby Petito got attention because of the circumstances of how her boyfriend showed back up at home, in her car, without her.


It's a very complexion issue.
 
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