Within the last week, nearly a dozen teens of color have gone missing in the Washington D.C. area. & many more since January. We need to be talking about this.
As Teen Vogue pointed out in a recent article about the disappearances, there’s often comparison of the amount of attention that young people of color receive versus young, attractive white women.
The phenomenon entitled "missing white woman syndrome," is a term referring to the media’s fascination with missing women who are white, young, pretty, and often from middle-or upper-class backgrounds. This theory is attributed to the late PBS reporter, Gwen Ifill who speculated that the media has an apparent lack of regard for missing people of color.
To report any information on the missing teenagers, call the Washington, D.C., Police Department at (202) 727-9099. #findourgirls #stayhuman