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Why black girls are taking a leading role in the fight for gun control [vox.com]

 

When tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets on Saturday to demand more gun control in the wake of a high-profile school shooting last month, several young black women were at the front of the protests.

In addition to calling for stricter gun control policy, they had a more nuanced message to deliver: America has failed to focus on black victims, especially black women and girls, who are disproportionately affected by gun violence.

“I am here to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national newspaper, whose stories don’t lead on the evening news,” said 11-year old Naomi Wadler during a speech at Washington’s March for our Lives.

[For more on this story by P.R. Lockhart, go to https://www.vox.com/identities...-march-for-our-lives]

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