Hate Crimes & Mental Health
Play the short video (at the top of this newsletter) from my newly created Experiential Learning Channel on the subject of Hate Crimes & Mental Health. With the exponential rise in hate crimes against all minority groups in the U.S.A. and such assaults becoming commonplace, the potential to cause anxiety, sadness, and fear in those minority groups is substantial.
I am writing this due to the May 14th mass murder of 11 Black people in a market in Buffalo, NY, by a self-professed White Supremacist. The killer believes in the racial “Replacement Theory,” a myth propagated since the release of the “Turner Diaries” in 1978. William Luther Pierce wrote it under the pseudonym, Andrew Macdonald. The story is about a violent revolution that leads to the extermination of non-Whites. Renaud Camus, a French writer, published a 2010 book claiming that Black and Brown immigrants from Africa were invading Europe.
He called the book “Le Grand Remplacement,” (The Great Replacement), thus naming the conspiracy.
According to Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow at the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism, white supremacist mass killers are considered saints by those who believe in this theory. The Buffalo, NY killer is a follower of the Australian White Supremacist who murdered 51 worshippers in two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2019. Incidentally, I was informed of another assault on a Brown student by a White student that happened just today in a school in Texas. Video of the school incident:
Adding insult to injury, the school has punished the White student with a one-day suspension and Shaan (the Brown student), who was assaulted, with a 3-day suspension. The School Resource Officer has refused to write up a report. The local police refuse to take any action against the White student.