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Wed Feb 21, 2018, 07:06 AM

Re school walk-out on March 14 (response to Parkland gun violence)

What are your thoughts?
Searching for a school to support in the March 14 walk-out (student-organized in response to gun violence), I looked for a majority Black school to support, and so far - all the schools that are listed in NJ are middle-upper class schools in well-off white neighborhoods.
What to make of this?

Over the last week, the survivors of the Parkland shooting are on every media outlet. I am glad they are.

But gun violence in the inner cities affects everyone who lives there. The trauma is fresh, multiple, chronic...
And yet when did you ever see a young person from the 'hood on the media talking about their trauma?

I have been wondering if I were a victim of gun violence in the inner city, how I would feel about the immense media coverage of the Parkland young people.
How would you?

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 07:12 AM

1. My son goes to a Chicago public school, mainly black and hispanic,

and he made it sound like they were doing something like this on March 24th, on the Columbine anniversary.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 07:56 AM

2. Hope they clarify

This is the third date I've seen for the walkout. Won't be effective if they can't keep it straight.

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 04:10 PM

3. I doubt we require the precise same reponse to any given scenario.

I doubt we require the precise same reponse to any given scenario. Different students, different demographic and even different states will have different reposes.

"ow I would feel about the immense media coverage of the Parkland young people..."
Seeing that 17 were dead and 14 wounded in the space of four minutes (something that rarely happens-- even in the inner city), I imagine I'd be pretty damn proud.

"when did you ever see a young person from the 'hood on the media talking about their trauma?"
Quite often. After any local homicide, family, friends and wounded are often interviewed on the local affiliates discussing the trauma.

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