Shared Struggles: How White Extremist Violence Results in Policing Marginalized Communities

In the wake of yet another wave of mass shootings, we have heard mainstream media and government respond as they always do—implying that each attack happens in a vacuum, unrelated to previous tragedies. Seldom have any of these attacks (dating back to the 1990s) been correctly labeled as distinctly white nationalist violence, much less as products of our own national culture. On top of rapidly dissolving democratic norms and systems that function to marginalize and punish, our increasingly online world isolates us into ‘bubbles’ of computer-curated content—for better or worse. These flood people–especially teenagers—with content that blames women, queer & trans people, BIPOC, immigrants, and Jews for social ills—fast-tracking radicalization into white nationalist and other hate groups. Just recognizing this cycle is crucial to interrupting it.

Let’s talk about this pattern of violence, the role of white nationalism and antisemitism in perpetuating it, and how to avoid policy responses that further criminalize marginalized communities. Join us on July 26 for a collaboration between two of JCA’s campaigns—Combatting Antisemitism and White Nationalism, and Decriminalizing Communities. We hope that this conversation will leave all of us more equipped to understand and interrupt the cycle of violence in which we live.


July 26
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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