In less than a year, the United States has seen two of the deadliest white supremacist attacks in its recent history.
In October 2018, a white supremacist gunman stormed the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The perpetrator murdered 11 worshippers in what became the deadliest attack on Jews in US history.
Just nine months later, a white supremacist opened fire at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 people and injuring dozens. Among the victims were new parents, grandparents, people from three different countries, a US Army veteran, and a 15-year-old high school student.
The attack was the deadliest in a growing string of violence fuelled by white supremacist ideology – a pattern that has ignited outrage and inflamed tensions across