Mass Shootings Are Evidence of a Deep Rot in Our Society

The horrific mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, revealed that no one — whether elderly Black people in a supermarket or 10-year-old Latino children at school — are safe from gun violence in America. While this is clearly a failure of our gun policies and of misplaced faith in policing, it also indicates a deeper rot in American society.

Henry Giroux writes in Truthout, “what is ignored is a neoliberal economic system that feeds on self-interest, inequality, cruelty, punishment, precarity and loneliness.”

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