A Question of Place

Authors

  • Grace Lee Boggs

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-052-02-2000-06_2

Keywords:

Education, Media

Abstract

This piece was originally read on WORT radio (Madison, WI) on March 27, 2000. It also appeared in the April 2-8 issue of the weekly Michigan Citizen (www.rnichigancitizen.com). On February 29, 2000, a first grader in the Buell Elementary School in Flint took a semi-automatic rifle to school and fatally shot his classmate, six-year-old Kayla Rolland. Since then, there have been countless stories about the tragedy in the media. Those I have read or heard have focused on the chaos in the boy's family and/or guns in the home and community. All have avoided saying that Buell School is in Flint. Instead they have located it in "Mt. Morris Township, somewhere near Flint."

Published

2000-06-02

Issue

Section

Articles