New Article (September 2008): Guns and Race

Peter Little and I have an article in the latest issue of In These Times, taking on the gun control debate:

“Talking About Guns, Fighting About Race.” In These Times. September 2008.

You can see it here:

Most of the comments at the In These Times site concern the law enforcement aspect of our argument. Critics question whether the criminal justice system does, in fact, unfairly target people of color. I’ve addressed this issue at length in my book Our Enemies in Blue. A short excerpt appeared on the Bring The Ruckus site a few years ago, and is now archived at

If you enjoy the ITT piece, I’d also encourage you to read Little’s earlier article on the Portland Gun Show:

He and I are already working on a longer piece on the same topic. I’ll let you know when it’s in print.

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