The Houston gunman who wounded nine on Monday morning was wearing Nazi paraphernalia, per sources. https://t.co/E8r0uFsGxr— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) September 26, 2016
Don't tell me one thing has nothing to do with the other. Donald Trump's campaign of white nationalism has breathed legitimacy and feelings of safety into movements that we had successfully relegated to the margins for a very long time. That is not to say that white supremacy was not still active and present and harmful. It has always been deeply woven into the fabric of this country. But they are emboldened by a presidential candidate who has taken their messages of hate mainstream.