This week the NYPD fired the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner. The move came five years after Garner’s death. What the case says about the state of police accountability.
Following the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, President Trump placed blame on mental illness. It’s a connection gun violence expert Jonathan Metzl calls the “the height of irresponsibility.”
Metzl says there are concrete steps we can take to prevent gun violence. But to do so effectively, he says, we must acknowledge the connection between white privilege and gun rights.
This an argument Metzl lays out in his new book “Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland.”
- Jonathan Metzl Professor of sociology and psychiatry, and director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University
Most Recent Shows
Sexual abuse allegations continue to pile up against the Boy Scouts of America as changes to statutes of limitations pave the way for future lawsuits.
Market volatility, troubling economic news from abroad and signs of an economic downturn at home as the U.S. trade war with China continues.
An expert on gun violence says we must acknowledge the connection between white privilege and gun rights.