We’re gonna talk about those missing black girls, right?

The mainstream media has either been silent or only mentioned it as an afterthought, but 14–fourteen–black girls went missing in a very short period of time in Washington D.C. Since the pastey-white-ass media and police seems to be sitting on its thumbs, the black community has been relying on almost entirely social media and smaller outlets. Protect and serve my ass.

So here’s my part: Ezinne Ukoha has summarized the situation. Your part: Signal boost and keep your ears to the ground. The police are apparently taking it easy over coffee, so twat at them, or call their feedback lines. If they don’t have feedback lines, join up with a local BLM. If you’re white, follow their direction.

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  1. witm says

    You, and many people, missed the fact that there is no change in the number of missing girls, that most of them are found within 48 hours (and no one pays attention to feed when they announce one is found just as no one pays attention to corrections to news), and that your concern is basically manufactured by the fact that the police started using twitter more actively as one more tool in their arsenal to find these people.

    “Since March 19, D.C. police have shared 20 missing person fliers on Twitter; 10 of these people were juveniles. As of Friday, six of these juveniles had been found; four still were missing.

    D.C. police have said there has been no increase in the number of missing persons in their jurisdiction. They’re just sharing information in a new way. ”

    Source: DC’s Missing Teens: What’s True and What’s Not | NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/DCs-Missing-Teens-Whats-True-and-Whats-Not-417021633.html#ixzz4cSdYqGn1

    So basically there was no news, just an increase in visibility of a problem that was decoupled from the increase in visibility of the problem being solved.

  2. Siobhan says

    Let’s be clear, witm, the concern is not “manufactured.” The facts of this particular incident have been clarified by you and blf, so yes, I am mistaken on this particular issue. But the lack of public participation in locating missing girls of colour is a well-documented phenomenon outside of this incident, as is the willingness of police to give up on missing person’s searches early for girls of colour.

  3. says

    By nature this is anecdotal because of my work in child welfare, but I find this to be the case. I would also add that children in any kind of out of home care are even less visible. Children in out of home care frequently go AWOL. Some are gone for a day, a week, a month or longer. Some are believed to be sex trafficked. The public almost never has any idea. The police pretty much never actively search for them. They are mostly children of color.

    A couple weeks back there was a missing children article on a local news website that contained a mosaic of different kids (can’t find it). Apparently the article was a “bump” for their missing children section, which isn’t even linked to on their homepage. I recognized around a quarter of the names.