Just because the gun violence deaths in CT aren’t happening in one mass shooting, should we care less about them?
Mercy A. Quaye
Mercy A. Quaye writes a monthly column called Sightlines for CT Mirror and is the editor of CT Mirror's Community Editorial Board. In 2015 she founded and continues to lead The Narrative Project, a mission-driven communications consulting group providing communications support to non-profit organizations throughout the state. Born and raised in New Haven, Mercy has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and a master’s degree in Public Relations, Social Media and Applied Communications, both from Quinnipiac University. Her work experience includes roles as a columnist for Hearst Connecticut, Adjunct Professor of Digital Journalism at Southern Connecticut State University, radio show host, and communications specialist for advocacy, community, and educational organizations.
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Actually, this is the perfect time to ‘politicize’ gun violence
At this rate of mass shootings, the United States doesn’t have the luxury of waiting for a lull in the gunfire to talk about gun control.
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Response to crisis in Ukraine proves racism prevails, even in times of war
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The surplus looks like a pile of money collecting dust when there are so many problems still to solve.
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Sightlines: It’s not critical race theory — it’s teaching for life.
If you’re like me, you’re growing increasingly impatient with the politically motivated narrative being spun about critical race theory.