Miami Northwestern Senior High School

Black Students Argue Their Struggle With Gun Violence Is Overlooked

Students from Miami Northwestern Senior High School on Tuesday held a town hall over gun violence, arguing the danger in black communities has been overlooked.

The "Beyond the March" town hall organized by the teenagers in Little Haiti argues that the conversation about gun violence has been focused on school shootings such as the Parkland tragedy, while students in black communities face deadly gun violence every day.

"In a black community, we don't experience gun violence in schools. It's outside the school and we’re walking home when we’re going to the store – that's when we really experience gun violence," a student said.

The students said more money for police officers in schools is not the answer, rather more funding to invest in counselors and the community to curb gun violence issues.

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