Shaun King @ShaunKing Only in America can whiteness prevent the man who conducted the deadliest mass shooting in American history from being called a terrorist 10217 801 AM li View Tweet activity 872 Retweets 1446 Likes Note This is being called the deadliest mass shooting in US history However there have been several massacres of Native Americans by the US military and militias Wounded Knee Massacre Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857 Tulsa Massacre in 1921 to name a few The Wounded Knee Massacre was devastating — about 250 Native Americans were killed by American troops in the late 1800s Only one man faced prosecution for the Mountain Meadows Massacre but it was actually a Mormon militia that killed 120 men women and children The Tulsa Massacre ended with about 300 people killed by mobs of white people People say the shooting in Vegas was the deadliest mass shooting because a gunman opening fire on a public space is what mass shooting has come to mean these days We don't tend to put massacres involving military or quasi-military actors and those perpetrated by a group in that category Before the 20th century few mass murders were perpetrated by a single person TLDR The definition has changed over time Whether or not you want to use this definition it's important to remember Native history and the horrible massacres of this time while also understanding the context and scale of the most recent shooting in Las Vegas Meme







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