A ‘Double Standard’: Black Parkland, Fla., Students Speak Out on Black Lives Matter Message Being Shut Down by School Days Before Shooting

Just one week before a mass shooting would launch their school into the national spotlight, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put on a Black History Month show at the Parkland, Fla., school. In a last-minute, unrehearsed addition, black student organizers wanted to address a letter that had appeared in…

Why Can’t Getting a Gun Be Like Getting a Driver’s License? A Conversation With NRA TV’s Colion Noir

In the 24 hours it takes for this column to be written, edited, copy edited and uploaded to The Root and to end up on your phone, about 318 people across the United States will have been shot (in fact, the shooting at YouTube headquarters happened between writing my first and second drafts of this column). That’s just…

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‘I Hope It’s a Trap and Y’all Get Shot’: Sister of White Supremacist Dylann Roof Sends Hostile Snapchat, Is Arrested on Charges Over Weapons, Drugs on School Grounds

Well, it certainly looks as if the same rotten tree produced the same rotten fruit. And as it turns out, while some students were marching for their lives on National Walkout Day to protest gun violence, Morgan Roof, the sister of white supremacist and mass murderer Dylann Roof, was on social media expressing her…