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Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union and More Celebrities React on Social Media to Missing Black Girls in Washington D.C.

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More people are speaking out about 14 young black girls who have gone missing in the past week in Washington D.C. as reported by several international media outlets.

The city’s Metropolitan Police Department recently began tweeting out missing-person reports with an alarming number of them about young black women and Latinas.

According to People, many have voiced concern that the numbers reflect a much larger problem in how commonly black people go missing, both in the nation’s capital and around the country, and the constant gaps in media coverage of these cases as opposed to those about white people.

As a result, people have taken to social media to express their disdain about what they consider a continued oversight of related awareness including celebrities like Taraji P. Henson, Juree Bell and Gabrielle Union.

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Call to Action for the media to report on these missing women of color!!!! Let's help find these girls!!! #Repost @mstinalawson ・・・ We must make some noise !! Why are we just hearing about this . Why is this not the number one topic in America right now? Let's tweet . Facebook , Instagram , call our local news media outlets let's make some noise people! This has got to stop!❤❤This particular girl was found. There are conflicting stories but all of these girls are not runaways!!! Dont fall for that ! It is a well known fact that a missing person of color Black , Latin or other. does not get the media coverage eqaul to a missing white person. We must not buy soo eaily the stories that these children are all runaways . We must keep reading , researching and educating ourselves on what happened to these precious children . Most of them have not been found. ❤

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It is deeply disturbing that the disappearance of dozens of young girls is "business as usual" in our nation's capital, my childhood home. The response that these numbers aren't any higher than normal should only make us more horrified. Kids of color have been unrecognized and uncared for by law enforcement, the education system (as a whole, not the heroic teachers working hard every day for far too little pay), and government in general, for far too long. It's a deeply rooted issue, ingrained in our sadly flawed social fabric, but it is within our power to CHANGE IT. It starts with us demanding justice, demanding equal media coverage, and voting with vulnerable kids in mind, instead of dollar signs and fear. #findourgirls

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We must make some noise !! Why are we just hearing about this . Why is this not the number one topic in America right now? Let's tweet . Facebook , Instagram , call our local news media outlets let's make some noise people! This has got to stop!❤❤This particular girl was found . There are conflicting stories but all of these girls are not runaways!!! Dont fall for that ! It is a well known fact that a missing person of color Black , Latin or other. does not get the media coverage eqaul to a missing white person. We must not buy soo eaily the stories that these children are all runaways . We must keep reading , researching and educating ourselves on what happened to these precious children . Most of them have not been found. ❤

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7 Comments

  1. BBPGv2.0

    March 26, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    BRING BACK OUR GIRLS V.2.0

  2. Miss Fine

    March 26, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Pray that these girls will be found soon. These authorities need to do something about this!

  3. Kosi

    March 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Can we focus on the fact that people, humans, girls are missing, and forget about their colour?

    • Nahum

      March 26, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      OH SHUT THE HELL UP!!! You obviously have never experienced racism so that is why you can type this crap and post it. When you know what it feels like to be dehumanized and ignored because of the color of your skin, then you can be entitled to your opinion. Until then, I strip you of your entitlement and ask you once again to shut up ?

    • NotKosi

      March 26, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      See this rude fool. You know you can pass your message without being abusive. All ye frustrated peeps on here!!

    • NotKosi

      March 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Ode ni e. You can pass your point without being abusive. All you frustrated peeps here. Get a life.

    • Jade

      March 27, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Why are you always so angry though? Did you have to be rude and condescending to correct her? Calm down abeg

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