Racism, or misogyny? How the Atlanta shootings can be both

Washington (AFP) – A white man kills eight people in the US city of Atlanta, including six Asian women. Police say he told them he was not driven by race, but was eliminating “temptation” for a “sex addiction.” So what category of hate does his crime fall into? Authorities have stressed they are still investigating the motive behind Tuesday’s brutal shootings.  But for many in America, when the killer took aim at innocent women going about their daily business, it wasn’t solely about racism or misogyny — or class, or America’s gun laws, or any mental illness he may be suffering. It was about …

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