Kayla Hicks Quoted in ThinkProgress

Parkland activists’ success outpaces long-term efforts to curb gun violence in communities of color

“What’s happening now has been happening in black, brown and beige communities for years,” said Hicks, director of African-American and Community Outreach for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “I think more Americans are noticing that disparity. They’re waking up to the fact that black faces are and have been treated differently from the young, white faces, who are now getting attention because their friends are being killed in senseless gun murders.”

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