According to Mic.com and Newsone.com approximately 64,000 black girls and women are missing in the united states. Where are they? Who are they? What is Law Enforcements theory on their disappearances? Where is the media?
Where are all these people? How can so many people be missing in a country where video cameras are everywhere. Can you name 5 missing Black Women, Hispanic Women or Poor Women of any race? Probably not, unless you’re a family member. Don’t feel alone, the media can’t either. There doesn’t seem to be a big push to find these women, why not? When Natalie Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005 in Aruba while on a class trip. Media coverage was nonstop for over 2 years.
According to Statista Numbers: Provided by NCIC for 2018
Missing White People 362,988 and Missing Black People 207, 394
Of the reported missing persons 211,906 were men and 239,847 are women
Because the media simply does not report on missing black women frustration rose within the black community the sense that these cases were being ignored seemed like another example of "missing white woman syndrome" — a phrase coined by Gwen Ifill, the late PBS anchor.
Missing white woman syndrome is a phenomenon noted by social scientists and media commentators of the extensive media coverage, especially in television, of missing person cases involving young, white, upper-middle-class women or girls.
This Saturday, July 13th on Behind the Blue Curtain we’ll talk about this phenomenon. The call-in number is 646-716-4621 and press 1 on your phone if you’d like to add to the discussion. Please monitor you background noise while talking