Tag: domestic terrorism

The Forgotten Christian Terror Cult That Presaged Trump’s Memes

Last Christmas, I found myself alone, stoned, and poolside at the Trump National Doral Miami wearing a “Fake News” T-shirt under a fluffy white Trump robe. Before the noon checkout, I’d gone to catch some rays and take a video of myself reading a passage about Mike Flynn from a galley of my book.  I’d […]

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White Domestic Terrorism as a National Security Threat Presents Challenges for 2020 Presidential Candidates

A man carries a ‘Racism RIP’ sign at a makeshift memorial honoring victims outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody.Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) U.S. national security conversations have traditionally […]

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Nearly 100 Years Later, Tulsa Begins Search for Mass Graves From 1921 Black Wall Street Massacre

Black detainees are led to Convention Hall following the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma,Photo: AP Photo A few blocks away from Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood sits the city’s oldest existing cemetery, Oaklawn. On Monday, scientists and forensic anthropologists scoured the cemetery with ground-penetrating radar, looking for signs of a mass grave that could hold the remains […]

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Department of Homeland Security Prioritizes White Supremacy as a Threat: ‘Has No Place in the United States of America’

Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan delivers remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations Sept. 23, 2019, in Washington, D.C.Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) The Department of Homeland Security has a very specific mission: to ensure the safety of the United States. That means implementing cybersecurity measures, protecting our borders from unlawful entry, and […]

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Why White Supremacists Are Hooked on Green Living

On Saturdays, Sarah Dye and her husband, Douglas Mackey, sell seasonal vegetables and eggs at a farmers’ market in Bloomington, Indiana. Sarah stands behind a stall piled high with heirloom tomatoes, basil, okra, and acorn squash. With a towheaded baby in her arms, she greets customers and makes small talk. She and Douglas own Schooner […]

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Facebook Wants You to Know It’s Doing Something About Domestic Terrorism, Sort of

NEW YORK — Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came to the U.N. Monday to tout what her company has done to curb terrorism since the Christchurch, New Zealand attacks in March. She made sure to tamp down expectations in the next breath. “We’ve invested hugely in people, hugely in AI, but we know that whatever we’ve […]

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The NRA Is Not a Domestic Terrorist Organization

The National Rifle Association (NRA) may be dedicated to armed self-defense, but the organization itself is largely indefensible. NRA leader Wayne LaPierre, who billed the group for his luxury clothing and lavish vacations, spent the summer purging high-ranking rivals who questioned its dire financial straits. Though it bills itself as the nation’s “largest civil-rights organization,” […]

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The Danger of a Domestic Terrorism Law

Two words immediately came to mind after a white-nationalist gunman killed 22 people and wounded 24 others at an El Paso Walmart earlier this month: domestic terrorism. News organizations, elected officials from both parties, and the Justice Department described the massacre as an act of terrorism after the gunman’s ideological motives became clear. “We’re going […]

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Florida White Supremacist Arrested for Plot to Shoot Up Walmart; FBI Still Fixated on ‘Black Identity Extremists’

Photo: Orange County Jail Florida cops arrested a 26-year-old man Friday after he threatened to shoot up a Walmart—an instant callback to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas last week that claimed 22 lives. As ABC News reports, Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials say Richard Clayton posted on his Facebook account on August […]

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Here’s What Obama Had to Say About This Weekend’s Horrific Mass Shootings

Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty Images) Once upon a time, there was a widely held—if never fully realized—belief that the country’s president ought to serve as a moral compass. If not that, at least, they ought to emphatically articulate and speak to the nation’s highest values. This is especially true in times of turmoil and tragedy. […]

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#WhiteSupremacistTerrorism: Hashtag Takes Over Twitter After Latest Pair of Mass Shootings

Melody Stout and Hannah Payan comfort each other during a vigil for victims of the shooting that occurred earlier in the day at a shopping center, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas.Photo: John Loche (AP Photo) With the encouragement of our President, America has gone to great lengths to paint minorities as criminals, […]

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The FBI Admits Black Lives Matter Was Never a Threat. It’s White People You Should Be Worried About

Screenshot: Fox Business (YouTube) Last week, as Donald Trump curtsied before the Queen; as Congressional Democrats continued to cower from their constitutional obligations; while we took our horses down to Old Town Road, mounted Megan Thee Stallion’s bandwagon and watched what happens When They See Us, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted that prejudiced assumptions […]

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Racial Terror and the Second Repeal of Reconstruction

This April, PBS aired a groundbreaking documentary series on the fate of Reconstruction—and therefore of Black America. Featuring more than 40 scholars (myself among them) and Black descendants of key figures in Reconstruction’s history, this copiously researched chronicle also doubles as a powerful and chilling window on to our own age of violent and resurgent […]

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