Black People Politics : White men have much to discuss about mass shootings

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    By Charlotte Childress and Harriet Childress, Published: March 29
    Charlotte and Harriet Childress are researchers and consultants on social and political issues. They are the co-authors of “Clueless at the Top: While the Rest of Us Turn Elsewhere for Life, Liberty, and Happiness,” on outdated hierarchies in American culture.

    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.
    http://cluelessatthetop.com/h_and_c_childress.html
     
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    Excuse me for being slow but I don't get it. I realize the obvious point that there are serious bias differences in public reaction to different races committing similar crimes which, in fact, I agree there is. However, I sense there are other points trying to be made here. So can you please elaborate.
     
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    can't elaborate, there are no other points that i see.
     
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    From the same article:

     
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    also from the article:




     
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    Yeah, it does appear that the "good white women" are more concerned about gun control than with leveling disparities between Black and White in biases or stereotypes.

     
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    Those of us who understand "how white people got in power, how they maintain it and why they have an intimate relationship with death and destruction on every level of life. We should also know without even thinking, that white people will give up their own mother before they give up their guns! Personally speaking and logically speaking; I would never give up the very thing that keeps me in power and neither will they!
     
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    agreed, but is it truly the guns or is it the mind control...
     
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    is that wrong?
     
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    It is the fear that exist within them as well as the gun itself. My problem with guns are real simple. A person carrying a gun doesn't have time to think. The emotions and mindset might be elevated to the degree that it's easier to emotionally pull a trigger that could not be pulled if they did not have it. Furthermore, in every argument and beef that people often have...time to think, cool down or just walk away isn't even a part of the picture when someone has a gun on them. I in this age would rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it...so it is a double edge sword...and yes Bro. Jamesfrmphilly, I think that all of them have mental issues and much of it is historically and medically documented.
     
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