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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 10:12 PM

Are white shooters called 'lone wolves,' by default?


Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press
 Updated 6:41 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

When Stephen Craig Paddock — a white American — was identified as the gunman who rained bullets on multitudes at a Las Vegas concert, he was quickly characterized as a "lone wolf."

Had he been of another race or ethnicity, would he have been branded a terrorist, instead — or would aspersions have been cast on his minority group?

The question has been raised again and again in recent days, as critics suggested that the conversation around our nation's tragedies is often framed in divisive, racial code words. If whites are blamed, they say, it is as individuals; for minorities, it is suggested that their crimes are part of a larger narrative.
 
"For whites, it's 'just something that happened,'" said Texas Southern University professor Sharlette Kellum-Gilbert. "When it's of another race, 'this is how they are,' and there are calls for law and order."

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http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Are-white-shooters-called-lone-wolves-by-12253107.php

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Reply Are white shooters called 'lone wolves,' by default? (Original post)
Judi Lynn Oct 2017 OP
Xipe Totec Oct 2017 #1
lunasun Oct 2017 #2
MosheFeingold Oct 2017 #3
Orrex Oct 2017 #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 10:22 PM

1. It's sorta like this... white does not stain

In other words, when somebody white does something, it does not splash and stain others. The guilt remains with the perpetrator alone.

When people of color do something, it splatters every one else around them. The stain splatters everyone else.

So every one else shares the stain, the guilt and the responsibility.

"What, what, ye sanguine, shallow-hearted boys!
Ye white-limed walls! ye alehouse painted signs!
Coal-black is better than another hue,
In that it scorns to bear another hue;
For all the water in the ocean
Can never turn the swan's black legs to white,
Although she lave them hourly in the flood."

- William Shakespeare
Titus Andronicus
Act 4, Scene 2

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 4, 2017, 11:01 PM

2. Yep - Lone wolf or those people . Decided by color

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 11:37 AM

3. It's curious to me

why everyone (including me) didn't take ISIS's claim that he was one of theirs at face value . Ironically enough, they've been correct in all but one example. And the fact the shooter made a video (and apparently sent it abroad) reeks of ISIS.

Anyway, I realized the reason I (and everyone else) dismissed the claim of ISIS is the guy is an old, rich, white guy.

In short, it's reverse profiling. He gets a jihadi pass because he's privileged and white.

All that said, he left a note and made a video. The only reason we don't know his motivation is the police haven't told us.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 01:23 PM

4. I heard someone in an official capacity (maybe even the sheriff)...

refer to Paddock as a lone wolf as early as Monday morning.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 06:00 PM

5. He's now saying

That Paddock had help of some kind.

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