Monday, March 26, 2018

Media Has Denied Black Students a Voice in Parkland School Shooting Aftermath


theroot |  During an Axios event Friday, which focused on the national gun debate, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg was asked by Axios co-founder Mike Allen what the media’s biggest mistake was during the shooting at his school in Parkland, Fla., was that they failed to highlight the voices of his black classmates, according to Yahoo!.

“Not giving black students a voice,” Hogg responded, via Axios. “My school is about 25 percent black, but the way we’re covered doesn’t reflect that.”

He also said that his school felt “like a prison” after school officials upped security measures. This week, his school announced that it would require students to wear clear backpacks after spring break.