“Rather than getting handclap and raised fist emojis from thousands of Americans, black youth activists have often been demonized, labeled as “thugs,” and deemed trivial in the systematic gun reform conversation,” Kayla Stewart reveals in her article describing efforts as far back as 2013, when friends of Hadiya Pendleton, a high school honor student who was killed at a park, started a national Wear Orange movement to campaign against gun violence. Read about activism of teens of color by clicking here.