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  •  20 black children would be like 120 white children (8+ / 0-)

    Because the numbers make it unlikely we'd see the tragedy on the same scale. Add in the fact that spree killings are usually white on white violence and it means we're unlikely to ever see such a tragic event. So yes, if we had 20 black children murdered it would get coverage. But I'd still claim not as much. And we have 3 black children murdered how many times a year and almost nobody hears about it. It's the murder rate that disturbs me. And that we don't talk about it is part of white privilege.

    To me progress is not so much a goal as it is a process and I believe it will not follow a straight course. Remember, the drops of water that form the river may not take the shortest path but they will still reach the ocean.

    by ontheleftcoast on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 05:17:43 PM PST

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