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Society & Culture

Ep. 633 – Violence IS the primary brand of America

podcast July 5, 2022


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Mass shootings, gun violence, and police violence are so prevalent in this country, EVERY SINGLE DAY OF THE WEEK, that if I had to name just one thing to describe the actual reality of this place, it would be “violence.”

And yesterday, which was the 4th of July, was as quintessentially violent as any other day, with a mass shooting literally interrupting a parade outside of Chicago and other events all over the country. While this country has BEEN exhausting for Black folk, more and more I see that a larger percentage of the nation is just thoroughly exhausted by the stress of this place.

And what compounds it all, is America’s complete unwillingness to actually address its most difficult and dangerous problems.

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