CBS News has noticed something others have been saying for months: missing women of color don't get any press. "When Laci Peterson became the symbol of maternal homicide in the mass media and in the law books...it put a white face on the horrendous crime of maternal homicide," Lindsay Goldwert writes for CBS, "In reality, that face is actually young, and often, black." Goldwert points out that the deaths of women like Dawna Wright, pictured, who was shot by her boyfriend in June of last year, go largely unreported in comparison to a Laci Peterson or a Maria Lauterbach. Statistics show that black women have a maternal homicide risk about seven times that of white women. In addition, "Black women ages 25-29 are about 11 times more likely as white women in that age group to be murdered while pregnant or in the year after childbirth." [CBS News]
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