n Journal of Law, Society and Development - Guns, race, machismo and oppression
|Article Title||Guns, race, machismo and oppression|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Journal of Law, Society and Development|
|Affiliations||1 Howard University, USA|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||110 - 135|
What's the problem and where did it originate?
The murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the acquittal of his killer George Zimmerman a year later were deeply disturbing events, inflaming racial tension and provoking nationwide protests in the United States (http://bostonherald.com 2013). Two years later, I find myself seeing the tragedy as a reflection of an American culture burdened not only by racism, but also by wider oppression and subordination, hyper-masculinity, violence and an obsession with guns.
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