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After viral story on D.C. girls, understanding the real perils for missing children of color

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PBS News Hour
William Brangham
April 21, 2017

When the Washington, D.C., Police Department tried to raise awareness about missing children and teenagers by posting their images on social media, the campaign backfired, sparking some national outrage and fears of an epidemic of missing children of color.

But the story also exposed many risks that young people face when they leave home, including exploitation and sex trafficking.

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