There's a brilliant article on AlterNet about America's attitude to school shootings: namely, that...

posted 28 March 2001
There's a brilliant article on AlterNet about America's attitude to school shootings: namely, that it is white America's problem, and white America is ignoring it. A good excerpt:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, and Department of Health and Human Services, it is your children, and not those of the urban ghetto, who are most likely to use drugs. That's right: white high school students are seven times more likely than blacks to have used cocaine; eight times more likely to have smoked crack; ten times more likely to have used LSD and seven times more likely to have used heroin. In fact, there are more white high school students who have used crystal methamphetamine (the most addictive drug on the streets) than there are black students who smoke cigarettes.

I think that's the single most amusing paragraph I've read this month, and I read the Onion regularly.