Missing Black and Latinx Teens Need Our Attention

Last week, the Washington, D.C. Police Department informed the public that around 10 Black and brown teenage girls had gone missing.¬†According to The Washington Post, the girls had gone missing in January, as had around 200 other individuals (apparently typical for the DC area). There has been no spike in missing children–the police are just using social media to publicize the story. However, this story is important due to the lack of media attention around missing Black and Latinx children.