This is a tragic story that needs to be reported , hopefully bringing much needed attention, which in turn might help in the lost childrens plight.
But I don't subscribe to pointed the race finger.
The lack of attention is more a matter of class and wealth. Its very hard to identify with people living in such a different life that its almost like they are in a different age.
Its also partly because we have become immune to African atrocities. Too much too often. If planes went missing every month we wouldn't care about them either. We have become immune to what's happening in Syria. This is unfortunately part of being human. This is not an excuse just a perspective.