The National Rifle Association uses racism to make people of color the enemy. But the logic that gun control advocates lean on after mass killings—like Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas—relies on racist assumptions of a different kind. Here’s what they need to challenge to secure meaningful, equitable gun control legislation.
Yas Ahmed of Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity reflects on post-Pulse Islamophobia, the power of community and what it is to be a “queer, Muslim, gender non-conforming, Arab, mixed-race, able-bodied person of color” today.
A new piece from The New York Times analyzed statistics on shootings with four or more casualties and found that—contrary to many popular depictions of mass shootings—Black people suffer disproportionately from mass gun violence.