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People attend a vigil for the victims of a school shooting that occurred in Oxford, Michigan, on Nov. 30, 2021
MFP Voices

Mass Shootings: Symptoms of Deeper Public Health Crisis No One Talks About

After any mass shooting, Americans hear politicians make the ritualistic call for “thoughts and prayers.” Thoughts and prayers are not enough. A social-contextual analysis would examine how shooters’ shared characteristics interact with their surroundings to make them capable of the unimaginable acts they committed.

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Sports Remain Hostile Territory for LGBTQ Americans

For all of the gains LGBTQ people have made over the past few decades, sports remain a highly visible reminder that homophobia and transphobia persist. In recent years, more professional athletes, from U.S. women’s soccer team player Tierna Davidson to Olympic gymnast Danell Leyva, have come out of the closet. However, locker rooms remain less inclusive of LGBTQ people than places like schools or workplaces.

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