Over the last days and weeks, we have seen the tragic consequences of violent shootings in our country, which have left communities shattered and devastated. In Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton, we mourn with the families of the victims and remain resolute in our commitment to combat the scourge of extremism in our society.
The tragic shooting in El Paso was the deadliest white supremacist attack in more than 50 years and serves as an unfortunate reminder of the ongoing threat of white supremacy. Our new blog post, Mass Shooting in El Paso, explores what we currently know about the alleged shooter.
ADL has long been at the forefront of researching the rising threat of domestic extremism. Below please find links to recent ADL reports, studies and testimony:
- Murder and Extremism in the United States in 2018
- Gab and 8chan: Home to Terrorist Plots Hiding in Plain Sight
- Mainstreaming Hate: The Anti-Immigrant Movement in the U.S.
- Congressional Testimony on Hate Crimes and Rise of White Nationalism
We know discussing such a tragedy, especially with children and students, can be difficult. Here are some useful educational resources:
- How to Talk to Young People About the El Paso and Dayton Mass Shootings
- Responding to Mass Shooting Incidents
- Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate
- Table Talk – Gun Violence and Mass Shootings
Our work remains more important than ever, and we know thoughts and prayers are not enough. ADL is calling on the White House to fully engage the capabilities of the Department of Homeland Security, as well as the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, to devote more resources to analyzing domestic terrorism threats, and for Congress to take action on legislation that would mandate this approach in the future.
We each have a role to play in fighting for safe and secure communities across our country, and we are grateful that you continue to stand with us in fighting hate for good.
Scott Levin, ADL Mountain States Regional Director