Dallas Mayor Explains Why White Males Are Scarier Than Refugees

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When the mayor of Dallas, Texas not too long ago commented on the panicked and xenophobic responses from U.S. politicians in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, he made one thing clear: He’s not afraid of welcoming refugees in his city.

In an interview with MSNBC, mayor Mike Rawlings also pointed out a significant hypocrisy in many’s responses: “This is a critical situation. I am far more fearful of large gatherings of white guys that come into schools [and] theaters and shoot individuals up, but we don’t isolate young white guys on this issue.”

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That is a statement that is as bold as it is correct: Statistically, a lot more men and women have been killed by “homegrown” — generally white — terrorists than by Islamic extremists. The majority of mass killings in the U.S. have also been perpetrated by white males.

While he’s not claiming that white males are inherently harmful or scary on their personal, he is pointing out that it would be incredibly hypocritical to generalize an whole group — particularly one particular that is clearly in need of (and, you know, entitled to) international protections. (Particularly without the numbers on their side.)

Rawlings also encouraged other Americans not to succumb to fear and Islamophobia and to as an alternative keep in mind that “ISIS is no far more Islamic than the Nazi senior staff was Christian, and we have got to differentiate amongst these.”

He said that even though there’s never ever any “100 percent guarantee” of safety, he had faith in the robust screening method for refugees.

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Demi Lovato Explains Her Healing Tribute To ‘Father’

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Demi Lovato’s new Confident album might’ve kicked off with the high-speed hookup anthem “Cool for the Summer time,” but it’s her most emotional track that has everybody speaking appropriate now.

“Father,” the 11th song on the album, is arguably her most gut-wrenching number to date, chronicling the conflicting partnership she had with her father, Patrick Lovato, who passed away from cancer in 2013.

In a candid new video the singer posted on Monday (Oct. 19) Demi opens up about what the song meant to her and how it helped her to “process” her mixed emotions about the loss of the man who had led a life of turmoil, and triggered a lot of discomfort to his family along the way, thanks to his struggle with alcoholism.

“I was very conflicted when he passed simply because he was abusive,” Demi explains in the heartfelt discussion. “He was imply, but he wanted to be a excellent particular person. And he wanted to have his loved ones, and when my mom married my stepdad, he nevertheless had this huge heart exactly where he said, ‘I’m so glad that he’s taking care of you and carrying out the job that I want I could do.’”

Demi, who’d previously fleshed out her feelings about the then-living Mr. Lovato in her “For the Adore of a Daughter” song on her third album, Unbroken, had a strained connection with her biological father following her parents’ divorce when she was two years old. Her mother Diana later re-married, and her stepfather Eddie De La Garza stepped in to raise her.

For Demi, she now realizes that her father basically “wasn’t capable of raising a family,” and attributes that to the illness. “To know that it wasn’t actually his fault genuinely was saddening to me,” she stated. “I wanted to write about it. I wanted to procedure it, and ‘Father’ genuinely helped me do that.”

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Many of Demi’s fans have identified solace in her exceptionally private story right here and thanked her for opening up with it.

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