White Privilege Kills: Pennsylvania Mass Shooter Rockney Newell is a Domestic Terrorist

 

White Privilege Kills: Pennsylvania Mass Shooter Rockney Newell is a Domestic Terrorist.

White men are approximately 30 percent of the American public, but they account for 70 percent of mass shootings. The pathological mix that is gun culture and imperiled/aggrieved White masculinity is killing people–most of whom are White–yet, the White community looks the other way.

As my Right-wing friends are fond of saying, “what of personal responsibility?”

Of course, when White people commit politically motivated crimes there is no handwringing, introspection, or generalizations made about White folks in mass. As we saw in the aftermath of the Adam Lanza shooting spree, once more the freedom to be White is the freedom to be an individual and to have none of  your negative actions reflect anything about the group to which you belong.

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