Chauncey Devega examines what will not happen after the shootings at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin:
As I wrote here (link in the original–ed.) regarding John Holmes and the relationship between Whiteness, media framing, and mass murder, today’s barbaric happening in Wisconsin will not lead to a national conversation about “40ish year old bald white men” who go on murder sprees.
As such, we will never see a special investigative report called “White in America: Why do White Men Commit Mass Shootings?” on any major news network in the United States.
Likewise, there will be no special congressional hearing or “Beer Summit” where a panelist dares to ask either “What is wrong with white men?” or “Are white men exhibiting pathological violence in response to the Age of Obama?”
The victims were brown. They wore turbans.
That’s all the explanation anyone will need.
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