Today while driving to work I was listening to the Tom Joyner Morning show and the commentator segment came on. On this segment they were talking about 6 young black professionals that went on a vacation cruise and they stopped on the island of Antigua. A cabbie offered to take the vacationers on a tour around the island for $50.00 but before the driver was to take them back to the boat the cabbie added an extra fee of $100.00. Of course the young tourist not wanting to be cheated told the cabbie they were not paying a extra $100.00 to be taken back to the cruise ship. Well, the cabbie drove them to police station where they were interrogated and mistreated. Somewhere during that time a fight broke out between the tourist and the police. I got so disgusted about the story because if it had been six Caucasian journalist or professionals who had gone missing. This story would have made national news, with updates every 10 minutes on Nancy Grace talking about a conspiracy theory.
I don’t understand why other stories similar about our white brothers and sisters seem to get more news coverage when something happens to them than those of other races. If a group of black kids or young adults were involved in an extremely violent crime it would receive more news coverage. I find that very sad and disheartening that those six individuals have been locked up since the beginning of this month and we are just finding out about it. It was said that the parents of the tourist have tried contacting their local Senators and Representatives only to give information to deaf ears and no response. What good is it to have someone to represent and protect the rights of the American people when the person in office can’t even issue a statement or assign for someone to contact the families. To read the article CLICK HERE