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Photograph by Tom Saater for BuzzFeed

For those of you who aren’t aware, while the United States was in an uproar about the racist remarks of Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, 234 girls in the Chibok region of  Nigeria were kidnapped on April 15th  by the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram. The translation of the terrorist groups name is “Western education is forbidden.”  It is reported that this same group is responsible for the killing of 69 boys at a school earlier this year.

Although 40 of the original girls were able to escape on their, many of the families feel the Nigerian government isn’t doing enough to get the girls back. There have been unconfirmed reports that these girls have been sold for $12 to various terrorist as child brides. It is believed that they have transported into the deep forest that border Cameroon.

The families are becoming growingly impatient with the Nigerian government. President Goodluck Jonathan has made no official statements and the Nigerian government continues to fumble in their efforts to locate the girls.

#234girlsDC

Both Twitter and Instagram have been flooded with photos and the hastag #Bringourgirlsback in support and protest. Two rallies have been confirmed for New York and Washington D.C.

 

New York City
Saturday, May 3rd
12pm-2PM
Place: Union Square
Manhattan, NY
at the corner of E14th St. and University Place
It’s called Rock a Crown for #234

Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 6th
10:00AM-1:00PM
Embassy of Nigeria
Washington, D.C. 20008

  • Lyn

    For those of you who aren’t aware, while the United States was in an uproar about the racist remarks of Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, there were approximately 1 in 4 girls in America who were being molested.

    There were girls and young women prostituting themselves in probably every major city in the US.. While the US was in an uproar about the racist remarks of Donald Sterling, WE were FAILING their own girls…right under their noses.

    Does that mean we shouldn’t be enraged and engaged related to the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria? NO!!! But, it also doesn’t mean that we yet again FAIL to take care of our children right here at home while jumping onboard of missing, worthy, innocent girls elsewhere in the world.