Black and Missing: Finding Our Own
An HBO documentary highlights the racial disparities in how missing persons cases are handled, and how the Black and Missing Foundation is making a difference.
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It’s already a devastating situation when a loved one goes missing. And if you’re Black, you’ll likely have fewer resources and help to find your family member. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by Derrica Wilson. She’s the co-founder and CEO of the Black and Missing Foundation, the group that inspired the HBO documentary Black and Missing.They talk about the disparities in the way the media and police treat missing people of color, how that impacts the chances that people are found, and what the Black and Missing Foundation is doing to change the dynamics.
Guest: Derrica Wilson, co-founder and CEO of the Black and Missing Foundation Inc.
Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis.