Everytime a white guy kills someone or commits mass murder the white race is left off the hook by calling him insane but when a non-white commits a crime thier whole race has to answer for his crime. This post outlines this strange but true dichotomy in US culture in the 21st Century.
For some reason being white gets you a pass on being a terrorist, no matter what you do exemplified by the following classic Bill O Reilly lie & misdirection (which is different in context from his reporting lies so it doesn't get any media attention, i.e. he lies like this all the time so the "normal" media considers it to be normal);
In the Name of the Fodder: The Fox News rapid-response team distinguishes violence in the name of a religion from the practitioners of that religion -- as long as it's Christianity. (05:17);
Yet... from Andre:
#1 Show On Cable News (Bill O Reilly)
Basically Fox News did the same thing for the Charleston shooting that it did for the Andre Brevik mass murder and terror attack in Norway (also, interestingly enough, a right wing terror attack which is automatically ignored or re-framed in the GOP's media);
Washington Post: This racist media narrative around mass violence falls apart with the Charleston church shooting.
Shooters of color are called ‘terrorists’ and ‘thugs.’ Why are white shooters called ‘mentally ill’?
But listen to major media outlets, and you won’t hear the word “terrorism” used in coverage of Wednesday’s shooting. You haven’t heard the white, male suspect, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, described as “a possible terrorist” by mainstream news organizations (though some, including The Washington Post, have covered the growing debate about this discrepancy). And if coverage of other recent shootings by white men is any indication, he never will be. Instead, the go-to explanation for his alleged actions will be mental illness. He will be humanized and called sick, a victim of mistreatment orinadequate mental health resources.
That narrative has formed quickly for Roof. Soon after his arrest Thursday, former FBI special agent Jonathan Gilliam appeared on CNN, saying that Roof probably “has some mental issues” and didn’t know he had done anything wrong. That is the power of whiteness in America.Homegrown terrorists killed more Americans in the US than Jihadists in the same time period - Chris Hayes looks at whether the acceptance of Jihadi extremism in this country is overblown.
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The Power Of Being White (You can be a know terrorist supporter ans still hold public office)
For example Peter King supporting bombing buses (a standard terror tactic) is clearly seen as non-terrorist. That's the power of being white.
Colbert Report: As an IRA supporter, Peter King understands the violent radicalism among American Muslims.
2. Jon Stewart Catches Fox News Being Hypocrites Towards The Left During The Charleston Shooting Debate
3. Articles & Rachel Maddow Show Prove That The Charleston Shooting Was Basically Domestic Terrorism