Sunday, June 13, 2021

“The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America”, by Carol Anderson, previewed on CNN

 

Atlanta, 2004

John Blake reviews a book by Carol Anderson (Emory University), “The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America”, published by Bloomsburg, 272 pages.  The book sees the Second Amendment in terms of support of white supremacy in the early 19th Century. 

The review contains some questions to her, about the focus on anti-blackness.

Back in early times, in southern states, white men were required to join militia to help stop slaves from escaping.  It’s true, I haven’t heard this argued before.

She mentions Philando Castile, and several other controversies. 

She says the Texas bill will lead to a “slaughterhouse.”

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