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  •  again, we have been having a centuries-long (0+ / 0-)

    conversation about "when it is VERY easy to see a similar relationship between black masculinity, gun culture, and violence."

    much of it motivated by racial stereotypes, legitimated by pseudo-science, lacking in context for how the media reproduces racist narratives--see the great book the Black Image in the White Mind and the empirical data there--and of course not talking about the deep racism in the criminal "justice" system.

    If you want to celebrate white people for being white and successful? Have at it. Just be mindful of what it means to celebrate white success in a society steeped in white privilege and where white people have been deeply subsidized by the State.

    fun. up your game though and challenge your assumptions about my priors and the careful particulars of my claims.

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