The title of this piece is “Ebony Alert.” This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines.
Black females continue to be the preferred target for human trafficking. That is because of how society is currently structured. Little black girls are more vulnerable due to limited support systems. And of course, traffickers prefer groups that authorities are less than invested in. The society at large prefers to ignore. This makes black females a prime target because how easily they can be sent into slavery with little or no effort in trying to find them.
But how is this possible when America has an entire system for missing children? The Amber Alert began in 1956 when broadcasters teamed with local police to develop an early warning system to help find abducted children. Amber stands for America’s Missing Broadcasts Emergency Response. The system itself was inspired by Amber, a nine year old white girl who was kidnapped while riding her bike and was then murdered. That should not happen to anyone.
California Senate Bill 673 will create an Ebony Alert. This will be specifically for black girls. This bill would ensure resources and attention is given to bringing missing black women and children home. Historically, Black women have been preyed upon. Supporting this bill is a step in the right direction. Support California Senate Bill 673. This is Kenjuan Congo, Jr. calling from a prison camp behind enemy lines.
Thank you. All power to the people.
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