Category Archives: culture of violence

Loving a Lifer

by Anthony J. Marsella The emergence of a global era — a borderless psychological and physical milieu –confronts us with new and bewildering challenges to identity formation, change, and assertion. Age-old questions regarding identity — “Who am I?” What do … Continue reading

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Media and Gun Violence: Allies or Combatants?

by Sarah Mensch The Columbine High School Massacre in 1999 resulted in the deaths of twelve students, a teacher, and two shooters. Most recall that April day and feel sorrow, grief, fear. Such is not the case for the 74 … Continue reading

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Remember what they do

by Sarah Mensch Every day, 93 Americans are killed by gun violence. I am twenty-one years old. In my lifetime, more than 630,000 people have been killed by guns in the United States. That many victims, many of them children, could fill … Continue reading

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Nonviolence: The powerful antidote to youth recruitment to gangs, terrorists, and the US Military

by Alice LoCicero Terrorists, gangs, and the US military recruit youth and train them to be violent. Each time a young person is recruited to violence, one or more adults benefit, but the youth and their families pay the price.[1] … Continue reading

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