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Side Eye at the Grio for this shit –

I imagine a lot of readers of this blog have been following the tragic story of Shaniya Davis, the 5 year old child sold into prostitution by her mother who was found murdered.

And it isn’t surprising that someone wouldn’t try and twist this tragedy into yet another condemnation of the black community  –

Shaniya’s story reveals widespread sex trafficking in black community

No one can imagine what little Shaniya Davis went through in the first 48 hours after she was declared missing. No one would have imagined that after only a few weeks of living with her mother, she would be sold as a sex slave and that her half naked body will be found on the side of the road a few days later. No one knew that this poor little baby could have been saved had the first signs of abuse was caught. No one knew, because few know how prevalent human trafficking is in the black community.

According to the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), human trafficking occurs “if a person was induced to perform labor or a commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Any person under age 18 who performs a commercial sex act is considered a victim of human trafficking, regardless of whether force, fraud, or coercion was present.”

The U.S. Department of Justice reported that as of September 30, 2008 there were 1,229 alleged incidents of human trafficking. Of human trafficking suspects for whom a race designation was available, blacks represented the largest category (36 percent). Furthermore, blacks accounted for the largest percentage of overall sex trafficking suspects at 44 percent and the largest percentage of child sex trafficking suspects at 52 percent. The U.S. DOJ also reported that blacks also accounted for 21 percent of alleged human trafficking victims. That is a scary number considering that blacks made up only 13 percent of the population in the year 2000.

There are a bunch of problems with this article – not the least being the validity of the statistics provided.

First, is the validity of the DOJ statistics provided. In the referenced report, they admit that the majority of cases were omitted from this summary as “they had not been classified as human trafficking”. Now, besides the scandals at DOJ surrounding the selection and firing of Attorneys, there have been a number of other dysfunctions which have not been clearly addressed to date – including the “blackwashing” of their “statistics” to present and support a certain political view. Anything developed by the DOJ with a racial component after 2001…

Is at best questionable.

Second, the DOJ’s own statistics indicate there are 100,000 people in the United States held in modern slavery. What happened to the other 99,000 in this report?

Third, 92% of the people convicted in this country of sexually molesting children under 6 years of age, are white males. 88% of the people convicted of molesting children between 6 and 12 years of age are white males – and estimates by child protective sources that nearly 50% of white children are molested by the time they are 18…

Why such a huge disparity in statistics?

And lastly, 400 cases a year out of a population of 39,000,000 …

Is hardly “widespread”. Not as “widespread say as …

The estimated 8,000 black babies a ayear killed by lack of access to, or poor medical care in their first year of life…

Or the 10-15,000 black babies who are never born for lack of proper medical care.

Now, I personally hope Shaniya’s mother, and her male accomplices in this case get a last ride on “Old Sparky”.

But I also question the morality of folks who create false statistics like this to cover up…



Posted by on November 19, 2009 in The New Jim Crow


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