A look at the origin of the word "carjacking" and its media push in 1991.

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Who tells your story? The media tell the story of marginalized communities in America, for better or worse. On this episode of Created Equal, hosts Stephen Henderson and Laura Weber-Davis explore the origins of the word “carjacking,” and how a single word written in print can have a lasting effect on communities of color. 

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  • Laura is thrilled to be working at Detroit's legendary public radio station, WDET. Whatever she is doing at this very moment, she'd rather be listening to RadioLab.