Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism; guns; death.]

"Surely [Michael Brown and Tamir Rice] must have done something to invite their deaths at the hands of law enforcement? Meanwhile, a white Christian man plans and executes a terrorist attack in Texas' capital and he's just a nice guy who lost his way, a Renaissance Faire enthusiast in a tricorn hat who enjoyed tubing and trying to blow up government buildings. This response accomplishes two things: It obfuscates the role of racism and white supremacy in the construction of the 'victim' in our discourse, and it excuses white-perpetrated violence as a fluke, rather than as the not-illogical result of pro-gun, anti-government, and anti-immigrant rhetoric."—Andrea Grimes, in a must-read piece for the Texas Observer, "The Mental Gymnastics of Excusing White Men's Violence."

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