‘Our Pain Has Made Us Like Family’: Chicago Student On Gun Violence After Parkland

“Well, what’s been going on in Chicago for years is just shootings after shootings after shootings. No, it’s really not school shootings that are happening in Chicago. But still, gun violence is gun violence. That weekend of the Parkland, Florida, shooting, six were killed and 22 were wounded in Chicago [in shootings].”

“We talked about how our pain has made us like family. Our pain is what brought us together, our trauma is what brought us together, and how this isn’t a color thing, this isn’t a social status thing, this isn’t a division between anything, because trauma is nationwide, pain is nationwide, gun violence is nationwide.”

‘Our Pain Has Made Us Like Family’: Chicago Student On Gun Violence After Parkland | Here & Now

What a terrible way to come together but I am glad that they did.

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