Letter to the Editor: Where were they radicalized?
To the Editors:
The title of this piece popped into my head as I visited the Twitter page of the Vanguard Texas, the racist group said to have posted the white supremacist flyers around campus. Their page is filled with blatant anti-Semitic, Islamophobic and anti-gay hate. Their page is also brimming with outright lies on issues pertaining to race,
The flyers raise several important questions that cannot go unanswered. How did members of the Vanguard come to form their white supremacist views? What kind of political or religious groups
And why aren’t we talking facts more seriously? In the 14 years since 9/11, nearly twice as many people have been killed on American soil by white supremacists than by radical Muslims, according to a 2015 study by New America, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C.
David Sterman, a program associate of New America, called white supremacy the “ignored threat” woven
It is no secret that white supremacists have hopped on board the Trump bandwagon. He has emboldened them. Perhaps the new president should, in his own words, “figure out what the hell is going on” with groups like Vanguard Texas before
Craig Considine, Lecturer in the Department of Sociology
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