Home Grown Hate On Aisle Three

Two mass shootings in one week, and how America is crumbling under the weight of its original sin — unchecked & systemic racism.

A police officer gives orders during the moment when an active shooter opened fire at a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas. (Photo credit: The Independent UK)

Summer in America. This season conjures up many things to many people. Ice cream. Fireworks. The cascading perfume of hot dogs and hamburgers on a barbecue grill. Summer in America is also now becoming synonymous with something sinister — mass shootings. This week in particular has…



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Christopher A. Smith

Freelance writer. Author of 3 books of poetry. Raconteur. Queens is the county, Jamaica is the place.