2019-08-06 12:49:08

George Ciccariello-Maher on Confronting White Supremacy

Just before the mass shooting at a crowded El Paso Walmart this weekend, the gunman wrote in a lengthy manifesto saying that the massacre was in response to what he described as a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

He also prompted a white supremacist conspiracy theory known as “great replacement” that has been cited by other mass shooters.

From Mexico City, Democracy Now! speaks with George Ciccariello-Maher, visiting scholar at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute.

In December 2017, Ciccariello-Maher resigned from Drexel University after a year of harassment and death threats from right-wing white supremacists.

The threats stemmed from a 2016 tweet that said, “All I want for Christmas is white genocide,” mocking the white supremacist ideology that white people are being replaced by communities of color and non-white immigrants.

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