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Massacres, guns and white men

Post by Steinway » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:54 pm


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Re: Massacres, guns and white men

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:24 pm

Junk food for thought is more like it. Is anyone surprised that only men perform these extreme acts of naked aggression? And as for race and ethnicity, there are at least three relatively recent cases of non-Euro-American men who were serial killers or mass murderers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidal_Malik_Hasan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Allen_Muhammad

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seung-Hui_Cho

But the main problem is that the sample size is simply too small and the demographic factors too non-random to draw any conclusions about this being inherently a problem of white males.

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Re: Massacres, guns and white men

Post by John F » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:18 am

It's not about racism, and no amount of specious argumentation can make it so. Post hoc doesn't equal propter hoc. You might as well say that white rural males are against gun control because they want blacks in Chicago etc. to keep killing each other off.
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Re: Massacres, guns and white men

Post by RebLem » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:52 am

Its mostly men, but read about Laurie Dann...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Dann
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Re: Massacres, guns and white men

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:13 pm

RebLem wrote:Its mostly men, but read about Laurie Dann...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Dann
Well, you know what they say about women. They have to outdo the men to get any recognition at all. :wink:

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