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RACE DOES MATTER!

WOMAN: WHAT COLOR WAS THE GIRL WHO ALLEGEDLY SHOT AND KILLED HER FATHER?

It’s something most people won’t admit but they’re always curious about. The race of a person in the news.

I was at the Harris County Juvenile Justice Center on Thursday. A woman who works in the building began chatting with my photographer and I. She asked a question that sparked a dialogue long after she was gone. That question: What color was she?

That’s what the woman asked when she questioned us about a 12 year old little girl who allegedly shot and killed her father in Katy. The woman was honest and blunt. She felt if the juvenile was a white girl she would likely get special treatment because of her race. She was honest but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true.

But the woman’s bold question is a query a lot of people in the African American community make when there is a crime where the race of the suspect is unknown especially a juvenile. My photographer, who’s white, reluctantly admitted he frequently wonders the race of a person when they’re in the news. I admit I wonder what race a person is when it’s not clear what group that person represents.

I think it’s part of human nature so we can put that situation in a box in our minds. That lead me to another issue. Do we expect certain races to do certain things? It’s a running joke with comedians who say if there is a serial killer they have to be white. Or if it was a shooting over drugs they have to be black.

What do you think? Do you ever secretly and quietly wonder the race of a person when it’s unclear. The Insite would like to hear your honest opinion!

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13 YEAR OLD ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING CLASSMATE: DO YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT?

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A CONFIRMED CASE OF SWINE FLU IN HISD!

THE LATEST INFORMATION IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

This is a notice from the Houston Independent School District:

The city has informed HISD of a confirmed case at Lyons Elementary School. We are in the process of closing down the school and are sending an automated phone message to parents. We are asking parents to pick up their children as soon as possible. Our staff will stay with the students until all the parents arrive. We are calling parents of special education students by telephone.