Topic: gun violence

School Arms Students With Cans Of Food To Throw At Shooters, Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

School Arms Students With Cans Of Food To Throw At Shooters, Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Some days you read news stories that make complete sense, and other times you read things that are too crazy to even be an Onion headline. Sadly, this one falls into the latter category. A middle school in Alabama is in the news for sending home a letter with students, announcing plans to endow each kid with a can of food to throw at possible school intruders. This is what it’s come to, America: fighting off shooters with creamed corn. More »

My White Privilege Stopped Me From Seeing That Toy Guns Are A Life Or Death Issue

My White Privilege Stopped Me From Seeing That Toy Guns Are A Life Or Death Issue

Most parents, at some point, have the debate about whether or not they should allow their children — in particular, their sons — to play with toy weapons. I remember having lots of discussions with other moms about that when my son was about two or three, and deciding that, for the most part, I didn’t care. How lucky I was, to be able to make that decision in such a lackadaisical way. And how ignorant I was for not seeing that until recently. More »