Black and Missing Part. 4

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According to the article, “The faces of the forgotten: Heartbreaking plight of the 64,000 black women missing across America… as the country turns a blind eye,” 40% of missing persons are black:

Currently, 64,000 black women are missing. Thanks to organizations such as Black and Missing But Not Forgotten and the television show “Find Our Missing,” there has been renewed interest in finding these women. However, missing black women still tend to be ignored by mainstream media in favor of white female stories:

“Missing white woman syndrome is a phrase coined by social scientists to describe the extensive media coverage, especially in television, of missing person cases that involve young, white, upper-middle class women or girls.[1] Sociologists define the phenomenon as an undue focus on young, white women who disappear, with the disproportionate degree of media coverage they receive being compared to cases concerning missing women…

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