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Black women and scared whites have much to discuss about mass shootings

HOW much of a factor is race un the US gun debate? The Washington Post trolls the nation with an article entitled:

White men have much to discuss about mass shootings

Charlotte Childress and Harriet Childress write:

Imagine if African American men and boys were committing mass shootings month after month, year after year. Articles and interviews would flood the media, and we’d have political debates demanding that African Americans be “held accountable.” Then, if an atrocity such as the Newtown, Conn., shootings took place and African American male leaders held a news conference to offer solutions, their credibility would be questionable. The public would tell these leaders that they need to focus on problems in their own culture and communities.

But when the criminals and leaders are white men, race and gender become the elephant in the room.

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Posted: 31st, March 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0