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Why We Need to See the Grisly Reality of Gun Carnage:Graphic images galvanized the civil-rights movement and opposition

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Mark Funkhouser writes here about the educational value of showing what gun violence does.  Publish the pictures he says. 'The media  censors disturbing images. We need to be disturbed.' 'The power of pictures was demonstrated again in 1968 during the Vietnam War's Tet Offensive. Vietnam was called 'the Living Room War' because of the way television brought its carnage directly into the homes of the American people in a way that was without precedent. I think that gun control has now become as emotionally charged and intractable as civil rights and the Vietnam War once were.  I can think of no more respectful way to treat the dead than to allow the loved ones of those who have been slain to show what actually happened to them.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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