Media Completely Silent As Black & Latino Girls Disappear In DC Yet Blonde Hair Blue Eyed Natalee Holloway Still Makes Headline News 10 Years Later

Media Competely Silent As Black & Latino Girls Disappear In DC Yet Blonde Hair Blue Eyed Beth Holloway Still Makes Headline News 7 Years Later

For the past couple of months, over 10 black and Latino girls have disappeared in Washington, DC and the media is completely Mute. Natalee Holloway who was kidnapped in Aruba over 10 years ago is still headline news. Could it be because she is white with blonde hair and blue eyes?

Why is it when people of color come up missing, the media sits silently as if their lives do not matter and then on with the next victim attitude.

Several years ago, when Natalie Halloway was kidnapped in Aruba never to be seen again and the media frenzy was crazy. She recently made headlines again after all these years yet over 10 minority girls have been missing in Washington DC our nation’s capital and not any mention on any major news source

Do you have to be white for the media to care about you? Do you have to be affluent for the world to care about you?

According to Urban Intellectuals, this phenomenon, first called “missing white woman syndrome” by PBS reporter Gwen Ifill, occurs when the mainstream media gives more attention and preference to covering the cases of young, white, and attractive women from middle-class or upper-class upbringings rather than people of color or others who don’t fit that criteria.

If you have information on the missing teenagers, call the Washington, D.C., Police Department at (202) 727-9099. You can also check out Black & Missing Foundation, which seeks to offer more visibility for black people reported missing in the U.S.

Ear Hustle 411 will keep you updated regarding these cases.

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  1. Moses Lord

    March 19, 2017 at 4:54 PM

    I’m trying to see why there is such an outrage in this day and age. People of African descent in the diaspora are marginalized. There are cities that have black neighborhood news mediums that need funding. Let’s find a way to raise money and fund ALL institutions pertinent to our community.

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