Sikh Temple Shooting


Our thoughts are with the victims of yesterday’s tragedy in Wisconsin.

The suspect has been identified as Wade Michael Page, a 40-year old Army veteran and white supremacist. More on the man’s involvement with white-supremacy can be found here.

“Racism holds a terrible logic, for a concept with no grounding whatsoever in science or morality, yet too many white people don’t see any patterns.” Colorlines has an important piece on post 9/11 targeting of Sikhs, and the deadly mix of race, guns, and madness.

Mother Jones mapped out mass shootings in the US over the last 30 years. They also charted the 132 guns owned by the killers – more than three quarters of which were purchased legally.

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →