My latest for NBC Latino…

NBC Latino

Dead minorities aren’t really a problem for this country; otherwisewe would be having a much different conversation about gun violence in America. Minorities are more likely to be victims of homicide, and non-whites are also disproportionately more likely to commit homicide, yet that has not reached the level of national discussion evoked by the massacre in Connecticut.

The president has made a clear distinction between the gun violence that plagues the poor and minorities in this country, and the fear of random events which are rare and singularly violent, but also tend to disrupt those white neighborhoods that are relatively free of gun violence.

Mr. Obama outlined a package of twenty-three executive actions he will take without congressional approval that seemed as reasonable as they were narrow. His list ranges from issuing memorandums on addressing informational barriers to communication between law enforcement agencies to ordering reviews of safety measures…

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