Originally Posted by AnnieIWillKnow
30 people died in a bomb attack in Iran yesterday as well, but nobody seems to be angry about that.
We all know that these things are treated as a much bigger deal when it happens in western (really largely Caucasian) countries. That's a reality, and these type of occurrences are a lot more unusual. It does annoy me how every time something tragic happens in the states some people (Americans and non Americans) speak as if it's the first time anything bad has ever happened in the world, and that the US is the cut-off zone for tragic events.