ANALYSIS: Are mass shooters mostly ‘White men?’ Here’s what the stats say

Hayden Daniel Special to Valley News Many people were quick to assume the perpetrator of the mass shooting Monday, March 22, in Boulder, Colorado, was a White man. Police revealed Tuesday, March 23, that the alleged shooter was 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, leading some users to quickly issue corrections or delete their posts. Jumping to the conclusion that a mass shooter is a White male has become extremely common in the past few years, but the phenomenon raises an important question. Are most mass shooters White men? While White perpetrators make up a majority of mass shooters in the last 40 years, the racial makeup of American mass shooters is roughly equivalent to that of the country as a whole. Roughly 55% of mass shooters from 1982 to 2019 were White, while 17% we
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