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  •  But to me, the redirect is there. (0+ / 0-)

    You are trying to address the guns, not the endemic class war and racism that drives crime.

    In Rwanda, an entire genocide happened by machete.

    There are thousands of gun debate threads.

    I am trying to have a discussion about hate, race, double standards and give voice to the overlooked.

    That said, I'll read your essay when you post it, it should be an interesting piece on gun control.

    ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

    by Diane Gee on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:36:02 AM PST

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    •  But I'm not (0+ / 0-)

      Like I said, we have young black men who are so disenfranchised-by economic inequality, racism, lack of opportunity, in addition to growing up surrounded by unbelievable amounts of violence, similar to what you would experience in an actual war zone. Then we flood the streets with guns-which, thanks to the gun lobby are not only more available but more lethal than ever. I read one article about the upsurge of homicides in Chicago that said while the number of shootings are only slightly up, the number of fatalities is surging-and that is the direct result of the increased number of assault weapons, high caliber ammunition, and large capacity magazines.

      In other words, I don't think the two issues are separate-I think they go hand in hand.

      You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

      by SwedishJewfish on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:47:43 AM PST

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      •  what you think (0+ / 0-)

        should be essayed. Not forced as the topic on my essay.

        My essay is about RACISM.

        Systemic RACISM. racism by the STATE.

        And the white people who give it a silent and complicit pass.

        Take the gun debate elsewhere PLEASE!!!!!  Please?

        Thank you.

        ..the smoker you drink, the player you get....

        by Diane Gee on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:55:27 AM PST

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        •  Young black men getting massacred (0+ / 0-)

          and our collective apathy to it is the highest form of racism. In my humble opinion.

          But no problem, I will leave your diary if that's not something you find suitable for discussion here.

          You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

          by SwedishJewfish on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:01:21 AM PST

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