Parkland, race and the gun violence that goes overlooked

“I was chopping and thinking, ‘How am I going to navigate this conversation without rupturing that protective bubble?’ I want to maintain joy and not introduce fear,” Simpson said. 

As survivors of a shooting in Parkland, Florida, amass international attention for a movement to reform gun laws, many white parents and guardians are figuring out how to talk to their children about gun violence for the first time. But Simpson and many others within black communities are reckoning with how to embrace that movement while also addressing truths about their safety, perceptions of black lives and death.

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