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Is the Detroit news media racially biased in its coverage of murders?

Print off this column by the Detroit News' Nolan Finley and pull it out at the dinner table or at the coffee

shop and throw out the question of why murders of white people in the Detroit-area get more coverage than the murders of African Americans.  Is it racism?

Finley raises the question straight up when he writes about the murder of a prominent white woman in the Grosse Pointes and all the continuing coverage that it gets and then looks at the lack of coverage of a 12-year-old black girl who was murdered by a stray bullet.

He makes the point that the suburb right next to Detroit where the white woman was killed had had only one murder in the past two decades and in the city of Detroit, there's almost one every day.  Is it a question of desensitazation to loss of life in the city?