I’m as shocked and appalled as everyone else by this, and I don’t really know what to think or what to say, but I’ve been struck by two things along the way.
1. Does anyone else think it is really odd that the shooter was a South Korean? I know it is extremely racially insensitive of me to think this, and it is also a broad generalization which I hate as a rule, but I don’t peg Asians as mass murderers. They just never seem to be the people who cause the problems. I hope this doesn’t create a backlash for the Asian community.
2. I’m getting really upset at people blaming the University for not notifying people after the initial shooting. This is ridiculous. How often do domestic arguments turn into giant shooting sprees? Nobody though the situation would escalate into something like this, and they shouldn’t be blamed for what happened next. I realize that a lot of people are looking for someone to be angry at, and they are looking for answers, but Virginia Tech shouldn’t be scapegoated for this.