Mass shootings — a common thread of race and gender | Arkansas Blog

Friday, July 24, 2015

Mass shootings — a common thread of race and gender

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 7:16 AM

Another mass shooting last night — and will we now post armed guards at all movie theaters? — prompts a friend to send a link to a journal article a year ago that notes how often school mass shooters are white males, as was the case in Lafayette, La., last night.

The statistics are the statistics. But perhaps this opinion in the article will fire up some discussion this morning:

These shootings are a direct reflection of White male privilege and the consequences that occur when groups like the NRA control influential conservative leaders.

I believe I'll now duck and cover. But first, from Vox (and related is a President Obama interview on his frustration about an inability to do anything meaningful in gun control):

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