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Thread #148617   Message #4003899
Posted By: Mossback
09-Aug-19 - 08:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Subject: RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns
Interesting observations- especially in The Age Of Trump:

Why does the United States refuse to pass new gun control laws? It’s the question that people around the world keep asking.

According to Dr Jonathan Metzl, a psychiatrist and sociologist at Vanderbilt University, white supremacy is the key to understanding America’s gun debate. In his new book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, Metzl argues that the intensity and polarization of the US gun debate makes much more sense when understood in the context of whiteness and white privilege.


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/08/racism-gun-control-dying-of-whiteness