Why Don’t We Hear About All Of The Missing Black And Latina Girls In The United States?
Vanished without a trace, but does anyone care? Nationally, Black and Latina girls make up a disproportionate number of missing children’s cases. There are some reports that want you to believe that this is a misleading statement but don’t be fooled by them. When children of color go missing, authorities often assume they are runaways rather than victims of abduction and they want you to believe it as well. They WANT you to believe it so you can keep on turning a blind eye to the reality that this is real and has been real for YEARS.
Why isn’t anybody making a bigger deal about this? Is it because they are women or color or something more? Missing white women have induced national searches, Amber Alerts and that is great and what you want but when it comes to women of color, national searches, Amber Alerts and people are silent. I think most are silent because they don’t know but nearly 40 percent of those who have disappeared are Black or Latina according to the National Crime Information Center.
There could be numerous explanations for their disappearances, whether it be human trafficking, rape, murder or running away but the point is that they are MISSING none the less.
What Say You, Corner Family? What can be done to shed more light on this epidemic?
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Hotline: 1-800-The-Lost
If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or may have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888.