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There was a lot of talk today about the media’s failed coverage [read: non-coverage] of the 234 Nigerian girls, thus came the #234WhiteGirls hashtag.
No, none of us wants any white girls to go missing. We just want these Nigerian girls to get the same amount of coverage that white girls get (or would get), because EVERY girl matters.
Damn. I’m two minds about this, because every time Americans get into other countries’ affairs, things never end well; it is a Nigerian problem, but on the other hand, Jonathan Goodluck’s administration doesn’t seem to care?
I understand how you feel. It is my hope that some attention, particularly when it comes from the international media prompts action, but that shouldn’t have to be what leads to something being done. These girls should have long since been home. Boko Haram should hsve been irradicated years ago. But here we are.
Goodluck Jonathan is an incompetent imbecile, as is everyone else in his vicinity. I have very little hope for a positive outcome.
In this one case I don’t even blame the international media. If the Nigerian government doesn’t care about 234 Nigerian girls, why should others? Save the outrage for when 234 African-American girls get abducted, because then it would really be up to the US government and media.