#NotAllWhitePeople: Twitter racists react to news of Dylann Storm Roof's killing spree with delusional denial

"How do we know it was a hate crime? Maybe it was about religion!"


Scott Eric Kaufman
June 18, 2015 7:32PM (UTC)

As is often the case when, well, anything happens, the denizens of Twitter prove that just when you think humanity can sink no lower, it already did twenty minutes ago.

In this case, it's the manner in which white supremacists and their allies -- who, let's not kid ourselves, are also white supremacists -- reacted to the news that Dylann Storm Roof is suspected by local and federal law enforcement agencies for killing 9 people in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina last night.

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White people are, of course, calling for calm:

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And, of course, because Roof is white and not black or Muslim, he's not representative his race:

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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