Gun Reform Movement Is Too White – Washington Square News


On March 24, millions marched across the country at the March for Our Lives alongside and in solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students demanding gun reform. While this movement is inspiring, it is not as inclusive as it should be. On the evening of the marches, Chance the Rapper asked, “Does Gun Control include the police?” To answer Chance — and to remind all gun reform allies — it must. We can’t have a nationwide conversation about gun reform without addressing the problem of systemic police violence against black communities. This emerging gun reform movement must explicitly ally itself with the black communities who have been protesting gun violence for years while many tried to silence and repress them.

The March for Our Lives activists have been fortunate…

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