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  •  disgusting (1+ / 0-)
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    raincrow

    note that I do not disagree that there could be a racial element

    I've detect classist elements (it's a safe place we aren't like that here THIS community is...) and the lame media has picked that up as a meme. I noticed it and was offended for myself not growing up or living at all in that "class" of town (or rather the correct side of town in my town). Rural CT is so very very White. IT's hard to tease color out of it, I suppose.

    My comments are about the topic in the diary and it seems to be comparing shootings in Newtown CT to what happens to Black people/kids in some neighborhoods every day. The comparison has too many variabled to knnow for sure empirically if it's race.

    I grew up a socioeconomic and ethinic (but not considered any longer a 'racial") minority so I kinda automatically watch the news coverage of stories like this with that "sensor" on for any sort of bias. I am not obviously as sensitive to racial bias as if I were Black myself but I often look for it and compare.

    I said this above...Iv'e noticed difference in attention and response that go along the racial lines of the victims in other crimes...especially in the dissapearance of kids. I believe it. I've seen it even from afar.

    Just in this case people's being rocked by the NEwtown shootings...It feels like becaseu it was a targetted deliberate slaughter of NUMEROUS little kids by one person all at once, in a school.

    It's not happened before. may it never again

    peace to you

    •  In this comment, I list mass murders. (3+ / 0-)
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      AoT, raincrow, fuzzyguy

      Sadly this, including school children, isn't new or record-setting.
      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      Andrew Philip Kehoe (February 1, 1872 – May 18, 1927) was an American farmer and treasurer of his township school board, notable as a mass murderer for killing his wife, as well as 43 other people, including 38 children; and injuring 58 people in setting off bombs in the Bath School Disaster on May 18, 1927.

      He committed suicide near the school by shooting into dynamite in his car, causing an explosion which killed several other people and wounded more. He had earlier set off incendiary devices in his house and farm, destroying all the buildings, as well as two horses and other animals.

      •  this feels new to the country (2+ / 0-)
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        raincrow, 43north

        not because they are White kids. The peole who are adults today to not recall a mass shooting in an elementary school where kids were the primary target...ever.

        IT is that it was a mass slaughter of a large number of targetted kids. For example, even the movie theatre shooting in Colorado (a few kids were killed) did not change what people were saying. Most of those people were White it was a suburban place too...

        just not ALL little kids in their school

        even I feel rivited to this story more than all other shootigns (except the ones in my own neighborhood). For me it is that they were ALL little kids

        lets just agree to disagree if we must.

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