Mujey Dumbuya and her family had come to the United States for pastures greener. After their home country of Sierra Leonne became embroiled in civil war, they thought that United States would be a place of safety. In 2018, however, Mujey vanished after leaving her home to catch a bus to school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fear immediately encompassed her family, even more so because she had been scheduled to testify against a man that she had accused of sexually abusing her.
Race can often play a part in how certain people view certain situations. In 2013, a black teenage girl went to the front door of a home in a predominantly white neighbourhood near Detroit, Michigan. She had gotten into a car accident and was looking for help. The actions of the home-owner that night would raise many questions about how people talk about race and violence within the United States.