US 'white supremacist' kills two black bystanders

2021-06-28 13:52:43
US 'white supremacist' kills two black bystanders

The authorities in Winthrop, Massachusetts, are investigating whether a white man who shot and killed two Black people on Saturday after crashing a stolen truck into a house was acting out of racial hatred.

The suspect, Nathan Allen, 28, had made “racist statements against Black individuals,” said Rachael Rollins, the district attorney in Suffolk County. She said investigators had found “some troubling white-supremacist rhetoric” in Mr. Allen’s own handwriting.

Allen drew swastikas and wrote about “the superiority of the white race” and about how white people were “apex predators,” Rollins said in a statement.

Rollins said her office was investigating the shooting as a hate crime and believed Allen had acted alone.

Analysts believe that discrimination and violence against

people of color in the US is a systemic problem rooted in the legacy of slavery

and legalized segregation in the country which surged under former President

Donald Trump.

Trump even had described the communities of African American lawmakers on several occasions as "infested" with crime and filth.

In August, 2019, Senator Cory Booker said Trump had fueled racist sentiments by using words like “infestation” and “invasion” in describing crime and illegal immigration, accusing the Republican president of giving license to violent behavior.

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