School Shootings and white denial

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    I can think of no other way to say this, so here goes: white people need to pull our heads out of our collective ass

    Two more white children are dead and thirteen are injured, and another "nice" community is scratching its blonde head, utterly perplexed at how a school shooting the likes of the one yesterday in Santee, California could happen. After all, as the Mayor of the town said in an interview with CNN: "We're a solid town, a good town, with good kids, a good church-going townÂ…an All-American town." Yeah, well maybe that's the problem.

    I said this after Columbine and no one listened so I'll say it again: white people live in an utter state of self-delusion. We think danger is black, brown and poor, and if we can just move far enough away from "those people" in the cities we'll be safe. If we can just find an "all-American" town, life will be better, because "things like this just don't happen here."

    Well bullshit on that. In case you hadn't noticed, "here" is about the only place these kinds of things do happen. Oh sure, there is plenty of violence in urban communities and schools. But mass murder; wholesale slaughter; take-a-gun-and-see-how-many-you can-kill kinda craziness seems made for those safe places: the white suburbs or rural communities.

    And yet once again, we hear the FBI insist there is no "profile" of a school shooter. Come again? White boy after white boy after white boy, with very few exceptions to that rule (and none in the mass shooting category), decides to use their classmates for target practice, and yet there is no profile? Imagine if all these killers had been black: would we still hesitate to put a racial face on the perpetrators? Doubtful.

    Indeed, if any black child in America -- especially in the mostly white suburbs of Littleton, or Santee -- were to openly discuss their plans to murder fellow students, as happened both at Columbine and now Santana High, you can bet your ass that somebody would have turned them in, and the cops would have beat a path to their doorstep. But when whites discuss their murderous intentions, our stereotypes of what danger looks like cause us to ignore it -- they're just "talking" and won't really do anything. How many kids have to die before we rethink that nonsense? How many dazed and confused parents, Mayors and Sheriffs do we have to listen to, describing how "normal" and safe their community is, and how they just can't understand what went wrong?

    School Shootings and White Denial
     
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    Everybody knows that the blacks are to blame. They brought their violence to the white kids with rap music. Oh, the humanity!!!!
     
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    Darn, I can't rep you again. LOL! What about that Korean student at Virginia Tech. There is no group that can be immune to blame. People have rage whether they be Black, White, Asian...These people have turned their rage outward. It's a shame that no one could help them before it was too late.
     
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    I can't rep you, either. :eek: This is yet another Bush failure. DARN YOU BUSH!!!
     
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    So with whites and Asians its rage, but with blacks they're just animalistic criminals?
     
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    Did you even read what I wrote?
     
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    Saying this is a white problem is nothing more than a racist comment in and of it's self.
    I'm offended.
     
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    It's a KID problem, not a color problem folks~


    Some kids ( I use the term from 6-19) are desensitized from an early age with violence and such from video games and tv and movies, we all know that.

    When the murders happen in small towns instead of big cities, they get more attention from the media.

    With the age of the internet, any small town can be global. Facebook, myspace and websites and message boards can help these kids get their messed up agendas out there, and sometimes they aren't caught in time before the violence begins.


    Small town America will never be small again.
     
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    Its happening most with whites in all white communities, so called sahehavens and perfect places to raise children. When black kids commit a crime there's always some stupid, racist explanation for why it happens but when its whites, its always shock when the obvious goes on right under their noses. The problem is that alot of whites don't see bad in white it only exists in other colours.
     
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