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Sun May 22, 2016, 07:53 AM

14. It would be nice

 

If Secretary Clinton could talk more about Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland being the victims of institutional racism instead of the victim of guns.

Of course, that would require her to stand up against the tens of millions of white folks who believe that the justice system in this country is anything more than a perpetuation of the plantation system and that each of these VICTIMS lives were ended because that is exactly what the justice system is designed to do. THAT would require her to confront the fact that the bloodbath of gun violence in this country has more to do with the tens of millions of white folks who firmly believe the racist myth that they are at such risk from the imaginary hordes of "those people" roaming their suburban enclaves that they need to purchase a weapon for self protection.

All the waiting periods, background checks, assault weapons bans, etc. in the world are not going to erase the hundreds of millions of weapons introduced into the stream of commerce by people who have legally purchased them for no reason whatsoever other than their (perhaps even unrecognized) acceptance of the meme that they are at risk from "those people." They are Band-Aids covering the festering sores of a society infected with the disease of "us vs. those who have less than us"

When it comes to weapons and 90+% of America, ALL hands are the WRONG hands.

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