Mass shootings: Racial and socioeconomic disparities
America has had many mass shootings over the years and in 2019.
Now let’s discuss how death is categorized in official crime report and racial and socioeconomic implications.
It is rare for a shooting and killing of multiple people in which the shooter is Black and the victims are Black to be categorized as “mass shooting.”
It is categorized as “mass homicide” in the sense of “street crime” and often “gang crime” if victims and offender are not family members.
This has racial and socioeconomic implications and is dismissed as “Blacks won’t stop killing each other.”
Despite most criminal offenses for all people being intraracial rather than interracial.
It is only when series of killings and mass killings are predominantly white that a majority of American population (whites) and media outlets want to discuss mental illness and gun rights.
(Btw, people with mental illness are more likely to harm themselves than to harm other people)
In other words, Black offenders and Black victims in parts of cities with multiple shooting incidents are just “criminals” and “thugs” in “criminogenic environments.”
White people, however, are victims of the fraudulent mental health system and profit-driven NRA. Both victims and offenders.
Did you know there are Black children and Black adults who die almost daily trying to escape from shooters and trying to save other Blacks from shooters. These Blacks are only honored in Our Communities but are labeled and stigmatized by the mainstream.
Sadness and empathy must contain honest discourse to end the racial and socioeconomic disparities.