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Critics say that if a brown or Muslim person drove a car into a crowd of peaceful protesters, injuring more than 20 and killing one, we would be calling it terrorism. They say the president and many Americans simply refuse to to acknowledge acts of terror when they are committed by white men.

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Others argue while acts of lone male white men are reprehensible, they cannot be labeled as terrorism in same the way that religiously-motivated acts of violence are.

Federal officials work with a very specific definition of when something is an act of domestic terrorism.
It has to have three characteristics: an act that takes place in the United States, that's dangerous to human life, and is intended to intimidate civilians or affect government policy by "mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping."
At the end of the day, does it really matter if something is or isn't labeled a hate crime or an act of terror? The pain and anguish felt by the survivors of such violence and the victims' families is just as unbearable ... no matter what you call it.
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And others say the real issue is our refusal to call out radical Islamic terrorism.

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Many say the Charlottesville car attack was unequivocally terrorism, and only racism and white male privilege stops us from identifying it as such.

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