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  •  I read's a very well-done diary. (0+ / 0-)

    But it treats violence as the direct result of oppression and exclusion rather than as something mediated by criminality:

    I have to wonder when the real lesson will ever be absorbed, when will the root causes get top billing?  When will the organs of authority treat the lives of it’s non white citizens as if they have value?  How many more cities have to burn like London like mine?

    Root causes!  Everything has root causes, but that doesn't mean causes lead inevitably to manifestations like this.  And referencing the causes is as inappropriate as an initial reaction to riots as it is to mass shootings or other more horrible forms of violence.  

    I'll Rochambeau you for it.

    by Rich in PA on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 11:45:25 AM PDT

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