“It’s men behind school shootings” is the headline the Gazette-Times attached to my letter published on Feb. 27. Apparently I didn’t make my point clearly.
The media is reluctant to attach the adjective “white” to the noun “man” when reporting on school shootings. All men are not implicated in these crimes, certainly not the men who we are conditioned in this culture to fear: black men, illegal immigrant men, Muslim men.
The school shooters who are killing our children are white men. Step up; own it. White men have killed and may continue to kill our schoolchildren.
Corvallis (March 2)