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  •  Not focused on Newtown? (1+ / 0-)
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    Sue B

    If we're going to continue to "not focus" on certain victims, don't expect things to ever improve for anyone.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

    by Neuroptimalian on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 12:09:46 AM PST

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    •  I think you misunderstand. (6+ / 0-)

      or perhaps I didn't articulate well.

      I've been speaking out about children being killed in my communities for decades. Children missing that no one really cares about (piss-poor media coverage) simply because they are not white.

      The numbers are horrific. It is very frustrating when you realize that it takes several mass murders in "safe" "white" communities to focus attention.

      I have not ignored Newtown. I have been weeping like everyone else. But I also weep for children who die daily who aren't mowed down in a group.  

      Worked on a CDC funded project which looked at impact of childhood exposure to violence daily .

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      by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:55:34 AM PST

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