The aftermath of shootings often shows us how politically insane our gun discourse has become

A prayer circle at the corner of Garvey Avenue and Garfield Avenue, near Star Dance Studio where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting recently– MYUNG J. CHUN/Los Angeles Times/TNS

A FEW minutes into following my colleagues’ coverage of a mass shooting that left 10 dead and 10 wounded during a Lunar New Year dance party in California recently, I started to wonder if years of being a journalist had compromised my humanity.

Because even as I tried to focus on the tragedy and grief of the victims, I had one question on my mind: What race was the shooter, and what race were the victims?

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