Ron Avi Astor

University of Southern California

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Professor in the Schools of Social Work and Education at the University of Southern California and author of School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender

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At a vigil last night in Newtown, Connecticut,  President Obama  put last Friday's massacre of first-graders in the context of a year when multiple killings have become all too…

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As the funerals of 20 murdered first-graders are under way, calls are increasing for President Obama's "leadership" on gun control.

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As the funerals of 20 murdered first-graders are under way, calls are increasing for President Obama's "leadership" on gun control.

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