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The Families of Victims -- as seen through the eyes of the shooter

We must face the fact that we have an impoverished underclass in America.  It can be found in Appalachia, the barrios, rural areas, and for certain, in the urban inner city.  The violence is most egregious in the urban area because of the organized subculture that historically sustains various conditions of violence, i.e. the lifestyle of gangs.


What is the meaning of Black History Month to me?

Freedom and Education
For me the celebration of Black History month centers around the struggle for freedom and education. These two themes are critical to the success of advancing in this society. This is best captured in the thoughts and ideas of Frederick Douglass and Carter G. Woodson, and is reflected in the excerpts below from two important works of these men.