As a black progressive, I am tempted to echo the sentiments of most liberals, who regard this pro-gun turn as a full-fledged civic crisis. For most of them, gun ownership is an expendable rather than inalienable right, one worth ceding in exchange for a more peaceful society.The price for anyone should be viewed as too high. But I understand if Hill thinks that a minority might be especially targeted by bigots. It has happened before all too regularly both here and abroad. Indeed, all of the Constitutionally protected rights should be upheld by everyone to protect everyone. That is why they were put into the Constitution. But I am happy to see a black writer in a liberal newspaper awakening to the dangers and starting to speak out. I welcome Marc Lamont Hill to the fold.
While I understand this position, the price of the ticket, at least for black people, is simply too high.
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