On March 14, student around the nation left their schools in demand of stricter gun laws and an end to violence. In addition to students standing in solidarity with the victims of the Parkland shooting, Black and Brown students have illuminated how they've also been calling for gun reform in their own communities.
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, students participated in #NationalWalkoutDay in protest of the gun violence epidemic our country has experienced. Often times in the gun debate, the violence seen in cities like Chicago and Baltimore is used as a deflective talking point to steer the conversation away from changing gun laws.
Today, the Black youth in America controlled their own narrative and showed adults there is room to stand with the students of Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School and examine the gun violence plaguing their own neighborhoods.
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