THREAD: Some of my followers object to my sharing the manifesto of the white supremacist terrorist who just shot up El Paso, a town I recently visited and where I have friends. To those who believe I did this to support the terrorist, fuck you. To those interested in my reasons:
1. Short version: I encourage you to read this manifesto so there is no doubt in your mind or anyone you speak to that this is the act of a white supremacist terrorist. No talk of "mental health problems." This is anti-immigrant, white supremacist terrorism.
2. More nuanced version: I am a scholar and educator specializing in political violence. I primarily use Twitter to share and receive information. As an informed American citizen I generally try to look at primary sources when I can find them and encourage others to do same