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Understanding the real perils for missing minority children

Clip: 04/21/2017 | 7m 47s

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A recent social media campaign to alert the public of missing teens from the Washington, D.C., area accidentally backfired, sparking outrage and fears of an epidemic of missing children of color. But the effort does cast light on the many risks that young people can face when they leave home, like sex trafficking, as well as the factors that cause kids to run away. William Brangham reports.

Aired: 04/21/17 | Rating: NR

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