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If Mental Illness Is the Problem, America Is Mentally Ill

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DavidRaglanNatalie JeffersMatt Meyer
“2015 was a year of exceptionally overt police violence against black folk and tragic mass shootings. A common response to these events has been that they are the result of “sick” individuals. Many conservatives have suggested that the shooters were mentally ill: that the problem was a proliferation of bad people, not a proliferation of guns. When, however, the murderers happen to be people “of color,” the narrative often changes to one of terrorism and extremism (though the NRA position remains consistently pro-gun, even defending the rights of the San Bernadino terrorists to acquire their weaponry).”

Author: Dave Ragland with Matt Meyer and Natalie Jeffers
Published in: Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/12/25/if-mental-illness-is-the-problem-america-is-mentally-ill/
Battle Creek Enquirer http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/12/26/real-hope/77918718/
Date: December 25,26,2015

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