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    has gotten a fair amount of outrage. Our very white town in California had a big vigil, and lots of public outcry, whereas no vigil for CT slayings. Just sayin'. I doubt that a comparable slaying in a black school would have received less coverage or concern.

    White privilege is damn real and the human atrocities of poverty and blue-on-black violence (including massive disproportionate incarceration) are undeniable.

    But I'm not as sure this direct comparison you've made reduces quite as easily.

    If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

    by rhetoricus on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 10:12:05 PM PST

    •  Yes, but only after a lot of focus was put on by (1+ / 0-)
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      Sharpton and others.  Otherwise it would have just been a local story.  I was in FL when it happened and there was no outrage (other than in the Black community).

      Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

      by DefendOurConstitution on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 05:09:57 PM PST

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