Still Missing People: Pictures and Information About More Missing Children - Some Who Are Toddlers And They Have Photos
Children of Color
This is another in my series about missing children. While doing research on this subject, I have discovered something sad. While many of us hear about Caucasian children who turn up missing, not as much is heard about children of color. This happens for a variety of reasons. One is that the parents of children of color often do not have the resources to get the news out about their children. If they live in poverty, they may not know where to turn for resources.
Some people are of the opinion that one reason that children of color are not reported as often is because of “white woman syndrome” – the idea that people see white women with blonde hair and blue eyes and helpless and in need of assistance, whereas they see black women has strong and able to take care of themselves without help from anyone. When a black child goes missing, it is felt that black women can take care of everything themselves and do not need the help of the police to find their missing children.
Other people feel that people of color have a distrust of law enforcement for many different reasons and therefore fail to report their children as missing because of this distrust. Still others feel that the media is controlled by white people and those white people control what is or what is not important and newsworthy.
Whatever the reason, there are many children of color missing and need to find their ways home. Here are some pictures and information.
Joshua Davis is a two year old that has been missing from New Braunfels, Texas since February of 2011. He was last seen at his home wearing a onesie and a diaper. He was in a house full of people and no one saw where or how he disappeared. Searches have not turned up any clues.
Vinyette Teague was not even two when she disappeared from Chicago in 1983. She was playing in the hallway in front of her grandmother’s apartment with many other family members. Her parents had gone to a movie and had left her in the care of her grandmother. Although the hallway was filled with people no one saw or heard anything suspicious when she disappeared.
Christopher Milton Dansby was one of many toddlers who disappeared in the northeast United States in the mid to late 1980’s. He and another toddler, Shane Walker disappeared from the same apartment building. It is somewhat suspected that these children were taken as a part of an elaborate black market adoption scheme. There is not any proof of this, just a coincidence of many toddlers disappearing from the same general area.
Dontray Miquel Hunter disappeared when he was around a year old. He was playing outside his home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1975. He was wearing a white t-shirt, green trousers and white shoes. This is all the information about this little boy.
Christopher Milton Dansby
Dontray Miquel Hunter
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