Reality check on the roots of violence after mass shooting in Canada:

Austerity, racism and structural violence: Putting the Scarborough shooting in context

Shyanne Charles, 14, and Joshua Yasay, 23, were killed at a block party on Danzig Street, near Morningside Drive and Lawrence Avenue. 26 others — including an infant — were injured after an altercation led to an exchange of gunfire.

As we begin to search for answers to Monday’s shooting, it’s crucial that we connect the most visible forms of violence that we witness with the deeper, structural violence that may not be as visible, but that gives rise to these more visible ones all the same.

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