Saturday, June 20, 2015
Charleston and Beyond
We (society) may try to mystify hate crimes through denominating it to 'mental illness,' but I don't feel comfortable promoting a society in which actions that are violent, racist and hateful are justifiable through sweeping generalizations about mental well-being. Many suffer from mental illness and the person they hurt the most is themselves, not others. Callouts claiming hate crime motivations to be mental health are simply not enough reason for us to accept and move on from these heinous behaviors. I demand justice and I think many would agree.