Step one: cleanse the skin?
If it seems there is a pattern in the perpetrators of America’s mass shootings … there is. Since the Columbine High School massacre, most of them have been white males who are 30 years old or younger.
Why is that?
We learn what it means to “be a man” in a wide variety of ways, which also shapes our views on violence. How can a better understanding of masculinity help break a pattern of violence that’s become all too familiar in our society?
- Michael Thompson Clinical psychologist and co-author of "Raising Cain"
- Amy Dellinger Page Professor of sociology and department chair, Appalachian State University
- James Hasson Third-year law student at the University of Virginia School of Law; former Army captain and Afghanistan veteran
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