The University of Alabama at Huntsville: Gopi Podila, Adriel Johnson and Maria Ragland Davis were killed, Luis Cruz-Vera and Joseph Leahy were wounded.
Stephanie Monticciolo, the department assistant, was not pictured; she was also wounded. She appears to be white. The university lists fourteen faculty members in its biology department. There is only one additional person of color, and he was present at the time of the shooting.
I was going to write a long post about privilege and entitlement and how maybe the shooter’s mental instability might have been noticed if she were not a white Harvard-educated Ph.D. About how assumed privilege furthers the anger, resentment and rage of white people when they don’t find everything going the way they were raised to believe it should. And how so often people of color are targeted as a result.
But frankly I just don’t have the energy.