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2 Black Parkland Girls Reveal What Hogg Did That Everyone Hid For Him – ‘Not Who He Said He Is’

In the weeks following the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, several students have made a name for themselves speaking out for gun control. One of those students, David Hogg, says that he is the voice for the students of his school and that he will use his white privilege to help all students. Hogg has taken on the NRA and Fox News anchor Laura Ingram, he has been a polarizing figure in March For Our Lives movement.

However, this week, there were a group of students that came out against Hogg and others saying that they weren’t included in the student’s voice, and they demand to be heard.

According to IJR RED, Despite Parkland survivor David Hogg’s pledge to use his “white privilege” for good, black Parkland students complained about a lack of inclusion in the gun debate that Hogg and others led.

About half a dozen black Parkland students held a press conference last week where they complained about their peers’ lack of attention to their voices.

“We feel like people within the movement have definitely addressed racial disparity but haven’t adequately taken action to counteract that racial disparity,” junior Tyah-Amoy Roberts, who said she wasn’t invited to her peers’ March for Our Lives, told Refinery29. “[…] They’ve been saying, but they haven’t been doing,” she added.

Mei-Ling Ho-Shing, another black student, said that while she and others were proud of Hogg, they were upset that their peers didn’t turn to black students at their own high school.

“David Hogg, we’re proud of him, but he mentioned he was going to use his white privilege to be the voice for black communities, and we’re kind of sitting there like, ‘You know there are Stoneman Douglas students who could be that voice,’” Ho-Shing said, according to HuffPost.

Hogg previously said that he would use his white privilege “to make sure that all of the voices — all of the people that have died as a result of this and haven’t been covered the same can now be heard.”

But according to Ho-Shing, Hogg wasn’t doing enough to amplify his peers’ voices.

“It hurts because they went all the way to Chicago to hear these voices when we’re right here,” Ho-Shing said.

Ho-Shing did express confidence in her peers, however, and said that “at the end of the day, we’re all fighting the same thing.”

“Black Lives Matter, March for Our Lives ― we’re all fighting gun violence, point blank, period,” she said.

Hogg and his “white privilege” seem to be falling short of his promises. His black classmates feel like they haven’t been heard, and probably feel like Hogg has been heard too much. It’s time for David to step aside, and go back to school. There are other classmates that what to take the stage, and besides America has had enough of David Hogg.

 

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