Charleston and our “gaping, racial wound”

JonStewartSeriousIn case you haven’t seen Jon Stewart dropping his comedian persona when tragedy silences comedy, watch this. Grief, handwringing and then routinely, oblivion  follow mass shootings in the U.S. Shame belongs there too. We have a “gaping, racial wound that will not heal, yet we pretend doesn’t exist.”

Why, asks Stewart, why do we go to war, fly murderous drones over strangers, torture and murder foreigners to protect the American people, but when one of our own kills Americans, we do nothing?

There was another day Jon Stewart couldn’t laugh. He’s becoming the go-to counselor when tragedy numbs Americans.

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