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ANALYSIS: Are Mass Shooters Mostly ‘White Men?’ Here’s What The Stats Say

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Hayden Daniel Deputy & Opinion Editor
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Many leftists were quick to assume the perpetrator of the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, was a white man.

Police revealed Tuesday that the alleged shooter was 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, leading some users to quickly issue corrections or delete their posts. Jumping to the conclusion that a mass shooter is a white male has become extremely common in the past few years, but the phenomenon raises an important question. Are most mass shooters white men?