Is the right to protest itself a function of privilege?
These kids raise good questions. Would there be massive high school walkouts across the country today if Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS was a predominately black inner-city school in Philly? In a neighborhood where there’s nothing special at all about gun violence?
If there were, would the kids get the Kaepernick Treament?
Would they incite a 3am tweet-storm at 1600 Pennsylvania?
These are the victims. Notice anything?
I fully support the students at MSDHS and across the country as they protest on behalf of their own safety and well-being today. They’re up against the NRA’s Death Lobby and its powerful, sociopathic minions in the Republican Party. It’s going to be a long, uphill fight. I hope they have the staying power for it.
I also hope at some point America will realize that black kids deserve to be safe, too.