Globalizing the Margins: From Christchurch to El Paso, From Kabul to Baghdad

Very astute analysis with a rousing cry to pathetic white mischief/privilege to respect existence or expect resistance, in the name of fairness and justice.

Hue & Cry

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It has been a bloody weekend here in the United States. We have had two mass shootings in the space of 24 hours. And the new normal continues. The normal that immediately looks for mental health reasons for a mass murder whenever the perpetrator is white. The normal that echoes across television screens telling us that “we don’t know why he did it.” And the normal that allows the person who slaughters black and brown bodies to be arrested peacefully while black and brown bodies are beaten, shot, annihilated at traffic stops, in playgrounds, in their own apartments.

There’s another aspect of the new normal also emerging. The manifesto.

The El Paso shooter’s manifesto starts with a sentence approving of the Christchurch massacre. He goes on to ramble about how immigrants are taking the place of whites. It’s not the “fresh off the boat” immigrants who do the “dirty jobs”…

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