Space Travel Is Boring

"Now take a moment and imagine a Mother’s Day Parade in the suburbs of Denver, a neighborhood in Edina or a plaza in Austin where bullets rain down on civilians and even hit children. I can’t help but imagine the around-the-clock news coverage. And I can’t help but think it’s because most of America can identify with the fear of being bombarded with gunfire while just enjoying a parade in the middle of town. But America can’t identify with being at a parade in the "inner city" where "gang violence" erupts. The "oh my God, that could happen to me" factor isn’t present with a story about New Orleans or the Chicago southside." 

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    - Also, it’s annoying that people have been sharing this on facebook with the pull quote : “So, once again, New Orleans...
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    It was a second line. Nobody is talking about it because we’re a murder city. The media doesn’t care about just another...
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    "American tragedies don’t occur on the southside of Chicago or the New Orleans 9th Ward. They don’t occur where inner...
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    I heard it once or twice, thought “wow, gun violence in the US is a big issue right now, it will be interesting to hear...
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    the only reason I knew this even happened was because I happened to have a friend visiting New Orleans that day. so,...
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