MIAMI (AP) — 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.
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.”