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

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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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