Where Perkins-Murder Coverage Misses Mark

Why have the media placed more value on her football-playing killer than on her?

Kasandra Perkins (Instagram)
Kasandra Perkins (Instagram)

As media coverage continues to focus on who is paying for what funeral costs, whether Kansas City should have played a game the day following the murder-suicide and the “whole” person that Belcher was, perhaps we should take care to remember that Perkins was indeed a whole person prior to meeting Belcher and deserves more respect than being known just as her killer’s girlfriend.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is editor-at-large for The Root. She is also editor-in-chief of the Burton Wire, a blog dedicated to world news related to the African Diaspora and global culture. Follow her on Twitter.