Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Just Wondering

When two WASP boys shot up Columbine High School in suburban Denver, it was breaking-news/wall-to-wall live coverage on all the nets, the subject of national introspection by pundits and politicians, heroic stories on Larry King Live, a fund-raising plea by the NRA, and an Oscar-winning documentary. When it happened in Red Lake, Minnesota, it’s a drop-in on the cable channels.

Why is that? Why do we care more about the angst-ridden teens in our suburbs than we do about the ones on the Indian reservations?