David Hogg: Survivor of Parkland school shooting to use 'white privilege'

Posted at 9:32 AM, Mar 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-20 09:33:25-04

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.

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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."