October 7, 2021

Cases of Missing Black Men and Boys Going Unnoticed

UBAA Global

The cases of Daniel Robinson in Arizona and Jelani Day in Illinois, two missing Black men, are getting little, if any, coverage.

Jelani Day (left) and Daniel Robinson (right) FAMILY PHOTOS

This post was originally published on New York Amsterdam News

By Cyril Josh Barker 

The missing and eventual killer case of white 22-year-old Gabby Petito continues to dominate headlines as mainstream media outlets fall deeper and deeper into the “missing white woman syndrome.”

As the hunt to find Petito’s fiance, possibly her murderer, makes the headlines, there are the cases of Daniel Robinson in Arizona and Jelani Day in Illinois, two missing Black men getting little if any coverage. 

Both Day and Robinson represent the 524 Black boys and men missing in America, according to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In New York State there are 35.

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