Remember back in 2014 when the world was clownin' Nigeria because 300 girls were abducted, and the whole country spent years NOT able to get them back?
Meanwhile, in these disunited states of ours, the number of missing Black girls and women is somewhere to the tune of 64,000...at last count. We're telling other countries to "bring back our girls", but ain't shit being done for our other girls who were chillin' right here a minute ago. I mean, America likes to act as though we don't have the problems those other countries have, but we do. We really do.
Did you even know?
According to the FBI, African American girls under the age of 18 represent 61% of the girls arrested for juvenile prostitution - nationwide. African American girls represent more than 40% of all girls trafficked in the United States, according to data provided by Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficked Incidents. However, African Americans as a race only represent 14% of the total United States population. These numbers do not represent the many girls arrested for sex trafficking related offenses, which includes the school to prison pipeline (truancy, allegations of disrupting the public schools, fighting and battery, runaways, theft, burglary, and gang related activities). (Source)It's time to revive the campaign and this time, let's focus on what's going on right here in our own backyard, shall we?
Black and Missing, But Not Forgotten
Institute of the Black World