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Guns Vs Pencils: Plenty Of Lead But No Erasers

Youth Radio

The recent news coverage of gun violence in the United States has spotlighted the victims of shootings, like 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton. But a column in the New York Times by Alex Kotlowitz raises a related issue that many young people living in urban environments can relate to: the residual trauma of witnessing a violent crime. Kotlowitz argues gun violence causes ripple effects that often go unnoticed in communities, because the victims do not necessarily end up in the hospital.

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