who’s looking out?: missing african american and latino women

Last year various news agencies were called to the carpet on the fact that they rarely feature stories about missing african american and latino women and teens, but have joined in the search for a dozen or more missing white women and teens. Well, that seems to have only been news of the momment. That fact as a news piece has gotten more press than actual missing minority women. Just Google “missing african american woman” and you’ll see what I mean. It’s a shame. Well I decided to start posting  information about several missing women in an effort to bring whatever light I can to their stories.  Click on their names for more information.  I’ll be posting more in the future.

Ruth Alexander
Date of Birth:
1960-06-24
Date Missing:
2005-07-30
From City/State:
Decatur, GA
Ruth was last seen at a family member’s residence in the vicinity of the 2700 block of Aquamist Dr. in Decatur, GA. Her vehicle is also missing and is described as a burgundy 1995 Saturn with Georgia license plate.

Constance Anderson
Date of Birth:1986-08-17
Date Missing:
2006-24-01
From City/State:
Mansfield, LA
Constance was last seen at approximately 11:00pm at her residence in the vicinity of the 400 block of Albert Lewis Way in Mansfield, LA. She called a friend at approximately 1:30am and indicated she would be coming over to their house but never arrived.

 

Leticia Hernandez, Walnut Creek, CA

  • Report Type: Unknown Circumstances
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: Hispanic
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Height: 4 ft. 11 in.
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Date of Birth: 11/28/1979
  • Last Seen: 6/26/2007

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4 Responses to who’s looking out?: missing african american and latino women

  1. theblacksentinel

    I am glad that others are talking about this. It is so blatant that white America only gives a damn about white people or ladies that go missing. We need to start thinking about what message this is saying to us. Here is another great post about the issue http://brotherpeacemaker.wordpress.com/2007/06/19/the-public-infatuation-with-white-women/

  2. I am a white woman who profiles all people on my forum Lighting The Way Home-Advocates for the Missing and Unidentified. Right now I have many black woman, both missing and UID remains found profiled, and I just started this forum, I am still adding content.

    I spent last weekend passing out flyers for Monica Bowie, a black woman…not everyone ignores the missing becuase of color, I certainly don’t! Everyone in my eyes is equal and deserves the same treatment.

    Love to all!
    Christine

  3. I am very happy to see blogs about negros. Because I like negros. My favorite colour is Black.

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