CNN raised eyebrows across the internet on Wednesday when it published an article claiming “the rage of white men” was at the heart mass shootings across the United States; bizarrely suggesting that America won’t pass stiff gun regulations because “white men” have an “over-affinity” for firearms.
The shocking article, titled “How America Has Silently Accepted the Rage of White Men” appeared on CNN Tuesday night, suggesting that Caucasian males were at the center of gun violence in America.
“This is a white man’s problem,” writes the author. “An over-affinity for guns among white men, dangerous against any other backdrop, gets defended as patriotism by many conservatives.”
“Since 1982, mass shootings in the United States have been committed by white men who are often labeled ‘lone wolves’ or ‘psychologically impaired,'” she adds.
“Make no mistake: this is war culture that has dressed up as Uncle Sam and embedded itself into the American psyche. Any other path […] that led to the destruction of life on this level would be attacked as violently opposed to American values. But because this culture is embraced by the race and party that controls the government, it continues to be celebrated and defended in the spirit of love of country,” states the article.