Published: mic (April 14, 2014)
The shooting yesterday at a Jewish community center in Kansas City was more than tragic. It was un-American.
This crime strikes a deep personal chord with me, not only because I have also been the victim of an anti-Semitic hate crime, but because its motivations fly in the face of our nation’s most important and fundamental ideals. Its perpetrator, Frazier Glenn Miller, was the founder and former leader of branches of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party. His white supremacist ideology held that groups like Jews were inferior to him, that they did not belong in the America he envisioned.