Being a Black Girl Means You Can Go Missing And No One Will Care
Being a Black girl means that when you and 75,000 others go missing, there’s rarely any news coverage of the incident. Though 33 percent of missing children cases are Black youth - the majority of which are Black girls - only 20 percent of media attention is dedicated to them.
Being a Black girl means your screams often go unheard.
Being a Black girl means you are unjustly criminalized for simply being you. Just recently, a school principal slammed a Black middle school girl into lockers for spraying perfume. Routinely, Black girls are punished for laughing, talking, breathing…
Being a Black girl means you’re guilty until proven innocent in the eyes of authority.
Being a Black girl means you should endure years and years of abuse because when you defend yourself, YOU’RE the criminal.
After 14-year-old Bresha Meadows’ father beat her and threatened to kill her mother and siblings, she fought back in self-defense. Traumatized and victimized, Bresha was placed into a juvenile detention center instead of receiving the help she needed.
Being a Black girl means the world believes you deserve the pain you receive.
Black. Girls. Matter. And since law enforcement and other authorities do not care about Black girls and women, we must do so - vigilantly and lovingly.
Listen to Black girls.
Uplift their voices.
And, most importantly, love them. They deserve it.
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