As we continue to advocate for common sense gun laws, we need to remember that gun violence disproportionately impacts people of color.
And people of color have been protesting gun violence in their communities for decades without the media attention and support afforded the students from Parkland.
“White privilege is staging a walkout for gun control and having colleges and Universities say you will not be punished and your admission won’t be changed, when the same was not happening for Ferguson and Baltimore school walkouts...White privileged is not a curse word. It’s not meant to blame or shame anyone. It’s a lens to understand how race works in this country."
Brittany Packnett speaks so much truth to the issue of race and white privilege in the fight to end to gun violence. Watch, like and follow her on social media.