Christie on mass shootings in US

Human Security and Peacebuilding Program Head Ken Christie spoke with CFAX Radio’s Adam Stirling about the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas.

Here is an excerpt:

White supremacy is in the United States, no one can deny that and these acts of violence have been declared domestic acts of terrorism. […] The more you repeat something about a group of people or their religion or their ethnicity, the more certain people start to believe in it and maybe even act on it because they think they’ve been given legitimacy.

And if they’ve been given legitimacy by the political elites, people like Donald Trump, then who says they’re not to blame to some extent because they’re stoking this fire of discrimination and normalzing this kind of attitude or view.

The interview was aired on CFAX Radio.