Race & Murder

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Tue Apr 27 16:21:29 PDT 1999

Mark Rickling wrote:

>I agree with all you have written above, especially that racism alone
>cannot be the centerpiece of an explanation to the massacre, just as I
>think that one cannot hope to explain the massacre fully without dealing
>with race. Having said that, I find it somewhat problematic that you
>consider racism only a preexisting channel through which separate and prior
>grievances were expressed.

Why? We're born into a racialized society; it's part of the landscape for us. That doesn't mean we don't pick up on it, give it life, and make it anew all the time.


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