The Austin bomber has been thankfully identified due to some great police work. He blew himself up earlier today and died. He was a 24 year old white guy.
Had he been a Muslim you can bet that he would have been described as a terrorist.
Had he been African-American you can be that he would be called a thug or a gang banger or just a criminal.
Had he been Mexican the President would probably call him a bad hombre.
If he had been Jewish we’d hear a lot of talk about what’s wrong with Jews.
If he was liberal (based on his writings against same sex marriage and abortion I’m going to safely assume he wasn’t) then the talk would be about Antifa.
If he was Hindu he’d be described as a Muslim terrorist.
If he was Russian people would deny the Russians had anything to do with it.
If her was a woman, he’d be, wait, women don’t commit these types of mass killings.
But because he’s an American white guy, you can be that he will be described as disturbed or mentally ill and in the coming days as a motivation is looked for, people will blame others that weren’t nice to him or didn’t see the warning signs.
And so it begins, “The suspect was a quiet, nerdy young man who came from a tight knit, godly family.” Imagine if we described a 9-11 attacker as a nerdy kid who loved airplanes and came from a tight knit, godly family.