MMIW "awareness," the continuing saga.
NPR (a PBS subsidiary), is finally investigating (albeit quite late) now that an attractive European-descended, blond-haired blue-eyed data scientist is "blowing the whistle" on her former employer, Facebook.
The spokesperson in this new breaking story is someone its wealthy donors can relate to ... someone who probably looks like them, sounds like them, could be their cousin or sister.
The story NPR wants you to hear is not about MMIWs, specifically, but tainted by the lens of white supremacy. Any PoC can tell you without looking at their notes: while national media on this story is good, is not good that white people only really believe other white people; what they care about seems to be (over and over) their own skin and bank accounts.
Note that the #PandoraPapers  scandal coming out right now is likely gonna be used to "deflect" the spotlight off this important news, though the stories are obviously highly correlated and should be reported alongside each other.
We said it before, and will say it again as more strong PoC and women with backups continue to speak out and speak up:
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"We believe Zhang; we do not believe the Bourgeois or anyone paid or endorsed by Facebook as a spokesperson" .
"FB crashing for bad PR should have happened well over a decade ago!"
"It took 5 months for the tactical tech to get ahold of Sophie Zhang's story."
"Facebook is all digital; why it taking indie and her <BADASS HARDWARE HACKER FRIENDS> building network capable of helping Zhang get the important messages from the PoC out?"
"The Fediverse is basically all the people tired of being drowned out bythe loudest, biggest bully fascists known on the Internet."
*edited to correct typos
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