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Onetime Chicagoan eyes violence through shooting deaths of 10 young people

Onetime Chicagoan eyes violence through shooting deaths of 10 young people

On Nov. 23, 2013, 10 kids between the ages of 9 and 19, in places ranging from Houston to Charlotte, N.C., to our despairing, ever-in-mourning Chiraq, died of gunshot wounds. Seven of them were black, three Hispanic and one white. They died in circumstances ranging from a gang retaliation to a hunting accident to the worst kind of home invasion: a random bullet flying through a window and into the head of the young victim.

Had Gary Younge chosen to write about one of those killings, or two, the emotional payoff of his uncomfortably titled "Another Day in the Death of America" would be powerful enough. Take the death of 9-year-old Jaiden Dixon, who after responding to the...

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