Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan announced Friday that white supremacy would become a top priority under the department's new strategy to fight terrorism and "targeted violence." McAleenan cited last month's shooting in El Paso, Texas as a major reason for the change. The shooting in a largely Hispanic community was seemingly motivated by racism. This and other shootings "galvanized" DHS to look "beyond terrorists operating abroad" and start tackling "violent extremists of any ideology," McAleenan said in a Friday speech. The plan calls for analyzing the "nature and extent" of domestic terror threats. DHS will also crack down on technology companies hosting hate-filled websites, provide active shooter training to local law enforcement, and run antiviolence messaging campaigns.
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