Chicago State University Student and Community Activist Dennis Johnson recently represented
the University well when he appeared on the Melissa Harris Perry show on MSNBC to
help guide a discussion on gun violence in America. Johnson discussed the root problems
of gun violence often overlooked by traditional media outlets, including the profits
reaped by the gun manufacturing industry.
"Violence will never cease until we find a way to make money out of peace," said Johnson,
a member of the Black Youth Project. When asked by Harris-Perry about the role of
guns in his life, he responded that they're readily available, and cheapbut come
in from the outside. "I don't know one black supplier, or engineer, or creator of
guns," he said.
Johnson continues to be an effective advocate in the struggle against senseless violence
and has taken his message to other media outlets including the Cliff Kelly Show on
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