In 2022, violence within the United States continued at high levels. The Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit that tracks shootings within the country, reported that an astonishing 647 mass shootings had taken place last year. Among these murders, were suspects with extremist-related motives. According to findings released by the ADL, the Anti-Defamation League, over 80% of these killers were linked to white supremacists.
“All the extremist-related murders in 2022 were committed by right-wing extremists of various kinds,” ADL stated.
Despite the amount of extremist-related killings in the United States decreasing since 2021, the amount of these murders resulting from white supremacy beliefs have increased. Though numerous human rights groups have voiced concerns over white supremacy in the United States in recent years, the issue of white supremacy began making headlines after former President Donald Trump hosted known white supremacist Nick Fuentes at his private club in Florida, Reuters stated.
As individuals with ties to extreme movements and ideologies continue to kill people within the country, President Joe Biden has established an inter-agency group “to coordinate efforts to counter antisemitism, Islamophobia, and related forms of bias and discrimination,” the White House announced December 2022. Why anti-Blackness and racism against Black Americans were not specifically mentioned in the White House’s statement continues to go unaddressed.