The problem in America today is how we have treated white boys for the last decades, and it all has at its root the unrelenting liberal political agenda. Boys have been pushed out of two of the most important activities: school and sports. In an all-out effort to convince girls they can do anything a boy can, schools have ignored the natural needs and learning traits of boys and forced them to learn like girls. Fewer boys are going to college, in part because they're being pushed out by a feminist agenda in education. We have rushed to dilute the energetic aggressive aspects of the male species by drugging them as children and chickifying them at every turn.
We allowed our young boys to play violent murdering video games. These types of games are the same ones the military uses to train soldiers. But they are being played by very, very young kids in dark rooms all over the country. You want to ban something, ban those. We have overlooked the devastating effects on all children of not having a father in the house. And we have ignored and not helped boys with their mental illness. We've hyperventilated endlessly over girls and their eating disorders, image issues, self-esteem, sex, blah, blah, blah, but we have most totally ignored the mental challenges that boys face.While the comment is specific to white males--black and Hispanic males evidently direct their unhappy energies at each other, apparently, and not at random innocents--I think it applies to all males, regardless of skin color or ethnic background. Couple rampant fatherlessness with a usually neglectful and sometimes flagrantly anti-male popular culture (preferring instead to focus on/invest in women rather than men), and a school system hostile to masculinity, and I am scarcely surprised that such events happen...and happen repeatedly.
The liberalist response is to go after the instruments of violence--as if disarming evil makes evil less able to do evil--rather than evil itself . This is convenient, for it relieves the liberalist of having to address the consequences of their policies over the last few generations.