One of the students who survived last month’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead says he must use “white privilege” to offset racial disparity in the way the shooting is covered by the media.
Speaking on a Twitter livestream on Monday, David Hogg said the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivors are not pushing a liberal or conservative agenda. But the 17-year-old said they “have to use our white privilege” to make sure all people who have died in gun violence can be heard.
“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.”
– Thurgood Marshall
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 19, 2018
Hogg said there is a lot of racial disparity in the way the shooting is covered. He said he doesn’t think the coverage would be the same if the shooting happened in a black community, “no matter how well those people spoke.”