Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰. Mar. 15, 2019 1 min read

All of these are terrorist incidents.

We have a responsibility to understand how white supremacy + online radicalization works, because it is impacting our entire society.

President Trump defunded Federal programs designed to fight the spread of white supremacist hate groups.

White supremacists, like many extremists, get radicalized online. There is a well-documented digital rabbithole that young men fall into: they often go in frustrated young people & come out w/a formed hateful ideology.

That’s the way radicalization works. 

If we truly want to address the problem of white supremacist violence, we have to learn how to recognize it + how it shows up in our culture.

Surprisingly to some, signs of white supremacist culture are NOT easy to spot early for those aren’t aware.

Because it’s everywhere.

WE ALL can play a role in recognizing + preventing spread of white supremacy, especially our white friends.

There are lots of community orgs, writers + groups that help people learn to spot white supremacy.

@SURJNYC is one in NYC, but please share others: 

At first, learning about white supremacy can be confusing or challenging.

There’s a lot there, + it can be emotionally hard to realize one may have done or participated in something racist in the past (& still may slip up!).

That’s okay. The whole point is learning + improving.

You can follow @AOC.


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