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Fri Feb 26, 2016, 08:33 AM Feb 2016

Did race play a factor in the Kansas shooting? [View all]

Heston, Kansas is over 90 percent white and has an African-American population making up less than 2 percent. The shooter has been identified as being among that very small African-American minority. Reports indicate that something set him off and there was a post on social media about him being fed up. Obviously, everything is speculation at this point, but I wonder if the racial dynamic could have been a factor here.

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The shooter TeddyR Feb 2016 #1
Or perhaps the victim of a racist environment? oberliner Feb 2016 #5
Yeah TeddyR Feb 2016 #12
Of course oberliner Feb 2016 #14
Would it make a difference? cwydro Feb 2016 #2
It doesn't mean that angle shouldn't be explored philosslayer Feb 2016 #3
I think it would oberliner Feb 2016 #4
Well, I do agree that understanding motive is important. cwydro Feb 2016 #6
Good points oberliner Feb 2016 #7
Could've been romanic Feb 2016 #8
Yes, cwydro Feb 2016 #10
Maybe. Maybe not. But guns did. That's certain. Iggo Feb 2016 #9
Yeah TeddyR Feb 2016 #13
I'm still waiting for the threads melman Feb 2016 #11
Not a terrorist 1939 Feb 2016 #16
No Race isn't a factor (I live 20 minutes away) demtenjeep Feb 2016 #15
He had been served with a restraining order about LiberalElite Feb 2016 #17
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