There are currently over 64,000 women of colour missing in the United States… And no one is talking about it.
If an entire town suddenly went missing with no explanation, the world wouldn’t be able to miss it. It would be on the news, all over social media. The whole world would be talking about it. But why is it that when the number of missing black women in the US is equivalent to three times the population of an average town (approximately 20,000), the mainstream media completely overlooks it?
Most of these women have been missing since 2014 and earlier. They haven’t been found or heard from in years. The numbers of these missing girls have been increasing especially in the Chicago and New York areas. 34 black girls have been reported missing in the Washington DC area all of whom are aged 11-17.
The hashtags #MissingDCGirls, #FindOurGirls and #PrayForDC have been trending recently thanks to celebrities and public figures. They along with the few of us who are aware of this issue are on a mission to get people clued up on these disappearances. The goal is to get everyone talking about it so the media can no longer ignore it. Celebrities such as Zendaya, Kehlani, LL Cool J, Jordan Sparks and more took to their social media accounts to spread awareness of this issue.
People have discussed theories as to what may be happening to these young women. Some argue that the human sex trafficking issue in America might have something to do with the disappearances. Others take more of a conspiracy theorist approach saying that it may be a way of aiding the government depopulate their cities. If they had to get rid of people, why not the blacks right? Incarcerate their men and abduct and maybe even murder their women. It would explain the lack of media coverage.
But these are all theories. The families of these girls need more than that. They need action.
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