In the fight for social justice, the voices and stories of Black Girls and Women often fall upon deaf ears. While being the catalyst and sustaining force behind many major social justice movements, Black Girls and Women have not received the same level of effort and care. They are disproportionately at-risk for higher occurrences of discrimination, environmental injustice and sexual, police, and domestic violence. Black Girls and Women comprise 7% of the entire US population while representing 10% of all missing person cases in the US. And with all of this happening, we still find the time to be activist and every type of essential.
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"I think there's a false belief that white children make up the biggest number of missing children when in fact (proportionally) it's just the opposite," adding that the high number of black girls reported missing is particularly concerning.
-Robert Lowery, VP of the missing child division at the
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
“Through a two-year review of all suspected human trafficking incidents across the country, 40% of sex trafficking victims were identified as Black women.”
– Snapshot on the State of Black Women and Girls: Sex Trafficking in the U.S.
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and other women of color just as it does Black men. So sadly, we too need survival tactics for our teen girls attending pool parties and our girlfriends eating at the Waffle House.We need advice on how to handle encounters with the police that can quickly turn violent and even deadly.”
–Kanya Bennett, Senior Legislative Counsel, ACLU Say Her Name: Recognizing Police Brutality Against Black Women
–Monique W. Morris, author of PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools