As a veteran, I am appalled at your most recent attempt to fulfill any form of journalistic reporting on veterans and white supremecy. In your recent article titled Veterans and White Supremacy, not only did you sensationalize a disaster which appears for political ideologues, you misinformed readers with reality.
Of course your author Kathleen Belew threw in a caveat claiming not all veterans go to hate groups but any informed reader can easily see why she threw that in their. She was blatantly attempting to cover her own ass due to the nature of her article.
Let me keep this as short as possible for your entire staff and Kathleen Belew through a few facts that either she ignorantly fails to accept or failed to realize to be true.
First, the majority of those who serve in the US Armed Forces are white males. So per demographic capita, it would make sense that that specific sex and race would have a higher likeliness to partake in gang related activities just based off numbers alone. But, one would be greatly mistaken if they thought such fact to be reality.
You see, reality is, there are more gang members inside the US Armed Forces (active and Veterans) stemming from minority groups—i.e. Latino’s and Blacks. And, in such gangs, violent activities far surpass those from the White based gang organizations.
Interestingly, you mention the assailant in the recent Overland Park, Kansas atrocity to be a former member of US Special Forces. Did you do this merely to point out the fact of his background or to again, sensationalize matters?
I believe it was for the later and if this be true, you should also know that within the branches of Combat Arms, far fewer personnel have been known to engage in or partake in gang life during or after their service. In fact, the vast majority of all military engaging in such lifestyles come from the non-combat arms branches i.e., cooks, supply, maintenance, etc.
Your organization, like many main stream media outlets along with several politicians, have sensationalized atrocities for too long. You did it when Timothy McVeigh conducted his heinous act in Oklahoma and you have done it again with Frazier Glenn Miller in Kansas.
But for some reason, you didn’t take a similar approach when Aaron Alexis (a black male) lit up the US Navy Yard or Ivan Lopez (a Latino male) went on his recent rampage in Ft Hood. Instead, you poorly attempted to blame their actions on Psychological issues which happened on both cases to be utter farces.
Thanks for continuing to falsely report on our military service members and the veteran community.
A White Male Combat Veteran you probably consider now to be aligned with some white hate group which is hysterically laughable.