*I always like to get this sh*t straight at the onset whenever the word “media” is referenced because… I AM MEDIA.
So take this story to properly read: SOME MEDIA. And from the title it would be no stretch of the imagination to determine WHICH “some” that is.
OK, I’m back.
And with me comes the perfect example of a little thing called White Privilege.
Look at the face of the smiling young woman in the photo above. Nothing about it says, “This is my mugshot,” so looking at it, you’d be led to believe its a school picture or social media image of a happy-go-lucky kinda gal.
Actually, the since-gone-viral photo was orginally captioned: “The happiest mugshot in America.”
It belongs to a teen from Texas named Sarah Furay, and it was taken following her arrest carrying a boatload of drugs and accessories on her person. When she was apprehended she carried weed, cocaine, heroine, an LSD-type substance and two pairs of scales to weigh all of that with in preparation of sales.
But that’s not the thick of it.
After the photo above went public, at least ONE website referred to her as…wait for it…
Adorable…seriously? Why is she any more “adorable” than the African Americans captured carrying nothing, but called “Thugs?”
Or even those captured carrying SOMETHING?
If you were to caption the mugshot she took, it could easily read, “I don’t have a care in the world.”
Or, if she listens to black music, she might even quote K. Michelle’s “No F*cks Given.”
Because baby-girl has got an Ace-in-the-Hole and his name is Daddy.
According to Death and Taxes, the site that originally called Sarah “cute” and “entrepreneurial” then later apologized for doing so, Bill Furay is a supervisory special agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration who is currently serving as the DEA’s diplomatic attaché at the U.S. Ambassador’s office in Panama City, Panama.
Previously, he was Resident Agent in Charge at the DEA office in Galveston, Texas.
Furay has been with the agency since 2008.
Although daddy’s little girl was caught red-handed with “31.5 grams of packaged cocaine, 126 grams of high grade marijuana, 29 ‘ecstasy’ tablets, methamphetamine and a 60 doses of a drug similar to LSD” in her possession, according to KCEN, she paid her $38,000 bail and was “outta there!” in less than 24-hours.
But there’s more…
In addition to all the physical evidence, reports say that cops also found several incriminating texts on Furay’s phone orchestrating drug deals.
If she were black…her ass would be UNDER THE JAIL right now.
There is much more to read about this white-privilege diva…if only to be reminded of how the perspective of a crime is promoted when the criminal is anything but black.