Spread The Word: D.C.’s Missing Black And Latinx Teens
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For a moment, I though I was losing my mind. It seemed like every day over the last few weeks there has been a posting on social media, and just barely (if at all) a peep on the local news, about yet another missing Black or Latinx teenager in the D.C. area (via @DCPoliceDepartment). Girls to be exact. Turns out, I am not crazy. Ten missing within a single week should raise all the alarms! Hell, ONE child missing is too many!

Yes, you heard that right. Within the first 2 weeks of March alone, 10 minority girls have been reported missing.

What is happening? I still think of Relisha Rudd, who went missing in 2014. The man, who her mother willingly let her daughter go off with, Khalil Tatum, committed suicide. He had been a janitor at the shelter where Relisha and her family stayed. Relisha was never found, and I cannot stop thinking about the possibility that she will never be found.

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Photo: Relisha Rudd

With sex trafficking being a huge international concern, especially in the D.C. region, these cases are worthy of more time and attention. What is happening to our young, minority girls?

RESOURCES

Black and Missing

DC Police Department

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