Joy Reid Suggests the Reason People Care About Gabby Petito Is Because They Are Suffering from ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’

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Sadly, liberals see race in everything.

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared, he dreamed for a day when his children were not judged “by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Today’s Democrats seemingly judge every situation based on race.

Case in point: MSNBC host Joy Reid made a disturbing suggestion that people care about the disappearance of 22-year-old Gabby Petito because they are suffering from “missing white woman syndrome.”

In the twisted minds of the Left, they believe that millions of Americans only care about the death of a young girl because of her skin color.

Reid said, “If you’ve been watching the news for the past few days or on Twitter or Tik Tok, you’re probably familiar with the name Gabby Petito.”

“The 22 year old aspiring social media influencer, who was reported missing after her fiancé returned from their van life excursion without her,” Reid continued.

“Now it goes without saying that no family should ever have to endure that kind of pain, and the Petito family certainly deserve answers and justice,” Reid added.

“But the way this story has captivated the nation has many wondering, why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?” Reid asked.

“Well, the answer actually has a name, ‘missing white woman syndrome,’ the term coined by the late and great Gwen Ifill, to describe the media and public fascination with missing white women like Laci Peterson or Natalee Holloway, while ignoring cases involving missing people of color,” Reid said.

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Partial transcript via Daily Wire:

JOY REID, MSNBC HOST: If you’ve been watching the news for the past few days or on Twitter or Tik Tok, you’re probably familiar with the name Gabby Petito. The 22 year old aspiring social media influencer, who was reported missing after her fiancé returned from their van life excursion without her.

On Sunday human remains believed to be Petito’s were found in a national park in Wyoming. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow to confirm the identity. Now it goes without saying that no family should ever have to endure that kind of pain, and the Petito family certainly deserve answers and justice. But the way this story has captivated the nation has many wondering, why not the same media attention when people of color go missing?

Well, the answer actually has a name, ‘missing white woman syndrome,’ the term coined by the late and great Gwen Eiffel, to describe the media and public fascination with missing white women like Lacey Peterson or Natalie Holloway, while ignoring cases involving missing people of color.