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A Counterterrorism Strategy for White Shooters

Posted July 7th, 2015 at 2:58 pm (UTC-4)
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If a non-Muslim white American mass shooter is no different than a radical Islamic militant, then that raises the question: What “counterterrorism” methods should we be using on our homegrown terrorists? That’s the right question—because it turns out that we are really dealing with the same profile of person.

America Is Not Racist

Posted June 30th, 2015 at 10:00 am (UTC-4)
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In wake of the Charleston massacre in South Carolina, many on the left want us to believe America is a racist nation dominated by white supremacy and hatred for blacks. They’re wrong.

Stop Giving White Racists a Pass, Black America

Posted June 29th, 2015 at 2:08 pm (UTC-4)
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Black families are expected to grieve as a public spectacle, to offer comfort, redemption, and a pathway to a new day. The parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Mike Brown and the widow of Eric Garner were all asked in interviews if they’d forgive the white men who killed their loved one.

Focus of South Carolina Massacre Turns to Confederate Flag

Posted June 23rd, 2015 at 1:50 pm (UTC-4)
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As the mourning continues for the nine African Americans killed execution-style by a young white man, sentiment is growing for the removal of the Confederate flag in South Carolina, site of the massacre. The flag is a relic of the U.S. Civil War, fought 150 years ago over the issue of the enslavement of black people. It may be appropriate that the state in which the Civil War’s first shots were fired is the starting ground for the movement to take the Confederate flag down.

Let’s Call Charleston Shooting What It Was: A Terrorist Attack

Posted June 19th, 2015 at 10:16 am (UTC-4)
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It’s become quite the national pastime (centuries in the making, in fact) that when violent, racially motivated and genocidal-like tragedies befall African Americans, the reflex is to avoid calling it what it is: domestic terrorism.