Was he a Half-White Supremacist?
According to the LA Times, Chris Harper Mercer, the Oregon killer, was a “White Supremacist”.
One slight problem. Mercer identified as multi-racial. His mother was black. He doesn’t seem to have even known his father. He identified with black TV killer Vester Lee Flanagan.
This doesn’t seem to have stopped the media with George Zimmerman who was labeled a white Hispanic, so maybe Chris Harper Mercer was a white Black? Was he a Half-White Supremacist?
I’m not an expert on “White Supremacism”, but being half-black and then shooting a bunch of white Christians would make him the worst White Supremacist ever. If being half-white and hating white Christians makes you a White Supremacist… then Obama should be investigated for being a White Supremacist.
So far we’ve got media accounts of him being into paganism, the IRA and an anti-Christian “conservative Republican”. His mother claimed that he was mentally ill. That last one is probably the most relevant of the bunch.
Now it’s not impossible for a half-black man to be into Nazi gear and IRA posters and just about anything he likes. There were plenty of black soldiers fighting for Hitler. But it’s disingenuous to pretend that he’s the poster boy for a movement whose members wouldn’t have him.