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Actually found it hard to work today, thinking about the buffalo shooting and this senseless, murderous racism.

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Point of reflection in this: people get radicalized for a reason

I’m not absolving the murderer; in fact I want him put to death by firing squad. However, lack of community and purpose radicalizes young men, particularly unsuccessful ones, into violence. It’s the same psych profile that draws second-generation immigrants to become ISIS recruits

This is a symptom of many underlying ills in America, and hopefully it keeps both Tucker’s mouth shut and Democrats from parroting “demographics is destiny”

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Yes this!!

Take some time off if you need to! Everyone processes these events differently. When I have kids they will be biracial and I’ve been reading up a lot about racism lately. I’m actually sad I didn’t pay as much attention sooner. I was aware but very naive of the day to day experiences of poc and the fear they experience. I can’t imagine how much hate a person must have in them to kill someone because of how they look. It’s mind blowing and hard to process. Those saying why care it doesn’t impact you are revealing their privilege that they don’t have a reason to be legitimately concerned about their safety when many poc do every single day. I’m sure they’ll say I’m exaggerating but I don’t care about their opinions. Look up ways you can help the victims families or other victims families of similar events. Getting involved and making an impact may help you focus and see that there is good around us. Hang in there!

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I felt the same with Waukesha.

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OP apologies is that is the case then, as a Black man I’m just so used to people these days thinking they need to stand on their high horse and portray as if they are impacted by things like this when half the time it is for their own self serving attention seeking behaviour and they don’t actually care about minorities or about the actual act that was carried out.

If you truly care about things like this, consider doing outreach work. Whilst it’s harder to stop lone wolfs like this you can do a world of good getting into the most deprived communities and help build a way out for them.

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Take and give yourself time to process it, these are terrible incidents and impact all of us.

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See yourself out SPM1

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I don’t know why people are politicizing this.

I’m sorry OP. I hope you have at least a few people in your life you can speak to about how you’re feeling - often that helps us manage and understand our emotions around traumatic events.

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It’s hard to work in nyc for me thinking about (and seeing) the subways

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Same

What upsets me is intelligence agencies have time to harass and surveil innocent POC but they had no idea this dude was planning this and the police didn’t think to escalate it?!

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D6 - as someone who started within the government before moving to Deloitte I can tell you for a fact that there is no one sitting in government going “oh look here’s another Muslim family let’s go and carry out surveillance on them” every decision, particularly when carried out domestically had to carry some weight to be approved.

If they were wrong great for your family members, but it would be interesting to understand whether your family members had any connection to somebody of interest without even knowing.

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We need to do more to monitor our boys mental health. These kids have serious problems. He previously wrote about wanting to commit murder suicide and no one did anything about it.

Side note. He wasn’t “radicalized” he was mentally ill. Anyone who is telling you he was “radicalized” is trying to blame conservatives for this in a disgusting attempt for political gain

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I spend too much time studying murders, serial killers and those who commit extreme acts like this. What’s incredibly hard for us to be honest about is the fact that the rest of us so desperately want to label and come up with a reason people do these things. We desperately need to other them so we don’t feel like we could fall into the same things. When we can’t come up w a good reason, we use “mental health” as a catch all for othering so we feel safe from these things happening to us. The truth is the human brain is so much more fragile than we like to give it credit for, including ours who think we are so grounded. I think you COULD therefore argue that anyone who commits acts like these does have mental health issues, but most may not have any more mental fragility leading to those issues than the rest of us.

Youth plays a part in this case I think, in terms of the mental fragility of this kid in being so susceptible to being self-radicalized online in a short amount of time. Brains are not fully developed in youth, which is why you see more of them struggle w these kinds of influences and indoctrination. Of course that doesn’t fully explain it. All kinds of other forces will be at play too - parents, societal narratives, anger, personal wounds/incidents leading to idea of retribution, depression/dissociation enough for the willingness to throw away your life, lack of empathy (taught, learned, or just turned off after years of issues/failure/trauma).

All I’m saying is we can’t use “mental health” as an excuse - all of us could easily cross the mental health barrier to do really scary things with the right circumstances and influences. My question is how can we actually adequately stop people who show red flags - we need to have ways to address people who are on the edge of this kind of violent behavior to ensure future tragedies don’t happen. All while not locking them up for just POTENTIALLY committing a crime.

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It was nothing short of awful.

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The ones who are not bothered by a “mentally unstable “ individual who specifically targeted an African American neighborhood 3hrs away from his hometown has just as much “mental instability “ as the evil person who committed this act. Maybe if the roles are reversed, they will understand. Because this continues to happen, especially to a group of people who society deems as not as important as others, there will always be a divide.

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EY1 lol 😂 the typical “I have a black friend” line. What has the riot got to do with the massacre that just happened? Or are you stating that because black people rioted they deserve to be mercilessly gunned down? Rioting and destroying businesses is wrong and always will be. Targeting black Americans and killing them just because of their skin color is horrible. That is human life.
Your lack of empathy speaks volumes about your character as a person.
My comment to D3 was based on him giving his opinion on how it’s not about race but he is a Nigerian and can not fully understand the impact on the AA community. I am an African as well and I can’t fully understand the impact or how they feel because I grew up in totally different circumstances.

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Sometimes it can really get to you-- I was in Boston during the bombing (had coworkers running in the marathon, was in lockdown from the bombers running, missed them on memorial by about ten minutes when they were tossing homemade bombs out of the car) and after that, these things eat into my mind.

I have to fully pull myself away, or I can only watch the news. I really recommend taking some time and calling your job's EAP if you need to talk to someone-- it can help!

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I was in Boston then too. Lives not too far from the race and still remember seeing one of the runners walking down my street with just this panicked look In her eyes walking around as the race has been canceled. And also a local bar turning on the news instead of music with the bombers on the loose that evening. Was a wild time and really needed a few days to get to feeling okay.

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I haven't had energy to work for the past week.

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Thank you for sharing OP. Take the time you need to process. Feel those feelings. And then let’s all work together to channel our grief and rage into change.

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Interested in referral for EY? Hit me with the DM!

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