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  •  I agree, and disagree (3+ / 0-)

    There's no question that white lives are valued more in our culture. But I do think there is something about the spectacular nature of mass shootings, and the age of the children, that has really struck a chord this time. (The two "Stand your ground" cases, involving black victims, got LOTs of coverage, because  racism is such a salacious topic.)

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:34:52 PM PST

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