, I deconstructed that unfortunate episode, along with other ugly, misogynist and racist tropes the series codified in the name of beauty—and more hypocritically, under the guise of Banks empowering girls to achieve their dreams. set many templates for racial typecasting on network reality TV.
Buzz Feed: Viral Post “Inaccurately Claimed 14 Girls Went Missing In DC In 24 Hours.” Buzz Feed News reported that the claims made in a viral Instagram post were inaccurate, explaining that public outcry about the missing girls may have been spurred by the D. police’s recently increased use of social media to publicize missing persons cases.I lived in a predominantly Latino community for most of my life, having close to no friends who were of different backgrounds.Those people who say they “don’t see race” — I was guilty of being one of them.According to Metropolitan police, there has been "no increase" in the number of missing person reports in the area.The department, however, has recently started focusing on sharing information on these cases in a more modern and tech-friendly way.A social media post about missing black and brown girls in the Washington, D.C., area went viral, but the numbers it cited were incorrect."We've just been posting them on social media more often," department spokesperson Rachel Reid explained.Acting Chief Peter Newsham claimed to this week that missing person reports were down for 2017. Police Youth and Family Services Commander, explained to Where are the amber alerts for #Missing DCGirls? Please check your email and click on the link to activate your profile.If you do not receive the verification message within a few minutes of signing up, please check your Spam or Junk folder.