2015-07-29 / Perspectives
On Public Health and Violence All en Beals , MD
The horrible violence in Charleston last month is part of a large, systemic problem. Racial animosity was the immediate cause of the recent tragedy, but a real and broader problem lies in the growing population of disaffected youth, particularly young men. The perpetrator could just have directed his rage against Jewish, gay or any number of groups, if he had come across other hate ideologies.