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  •  It's not supposed to happen here!!! (8+ / 0-)

    More white privilege.  Like it is supposed to happen in the ghetto,  or to poor kids.

    The more I hear, the more I want to move to Canada. Even on a progressive site,  so many white Americans are passively racist, and afraid to look at it.

    It is not supposed to happen. anywhere!!! Being rich and white didn't protect these kids, and that is why America is all freaking out. If this happened in Bedford-Stuyvesant, yes, there would have been media for a few days, but it would NOT have rocked America. Then we would have. Said, "Well, what can you expect, it is a ghetto."

    I am so disgusted.

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    by adigal on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:39:34 AM PST

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    •  exactly, as I pointed out upthread, (5+ / 0-)

      it seems like white wealthy Americans are somehow ENTITLED to safety, but the rest of us? Oh fucking well. :(

    •  yes, (1+ / 0-)
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      I agree that the sustained public outrage would have been less so had it happened in a place like Bed-Stuy, even though that should not be the case.

      And this is why the white privilege aspect may work to everyone's overall benefit, for once, if it generates enough public reaction that something finally gets done about too many guns.

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      by Mnemosyne on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 09:37:06 AM PST

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