Acts of Terrorism Perpetrated by White Americans

Many people in the United States have been taught to associate acts of terrorism with certain types of people, leading to unfair and dangerous xenophobia. Especially in today's political climate, this misguided ideology is creating a wall of hate and fear between people of different backgrounds, leaving behind a world of "us" versus "them". For this reason, I thought it important to point out that acts of terror can be performed and are performed by people of all races, ethnicities, and religious backgrounds. To point out the hypocrisy of nationalistic fear of "others" that is captivating so many white Americans, this map displays only acts of terror performed by white Americans. The victims of many terrorist acts are the very same people that are blamed for them. Hate and violence are often born and raised on US soil.