3. "Shooters of Color Are Called ‘Terrorists’ and ‘Thugs.’ Why Are White Shooters Called ‘Mentally Ill’?" — The Washington Post
Want to read more? Here are some other essays BuzzFeed published this week.
Adam Serwer explained why Rachel Dolezal needed to construct her own black narrative. Meredith Talusan criticized the way Dolezal abused the language of trans activists to justify her actions. (Read more thought-provoking essays on Dolezal here.) Shannon Keating wrote about her adventures in queer girl Tinder. Alison Caporimo put together a kid-friendly guide to explaining death. David Kushner wrote about having actor Jordan Clarke as a handyman. Anne Helen Petersen wrote about how In Touch's coverage on the Duggars has changed tabloid journalism. Lilit Marcus pointed out something we probably never realized about sign language. Kate Aurthur wrote about Kristen Stewart and the tabloids' coverage of sex-same couples. Dan Vergano explained how he came to Jesus on global warming. Isabelle Laureta recalled growing up with a father who raised her through silence. And finally, an anonymous contributor wrote about her dad — and an estranged half-sister.