also dont call the perpetrators of hate crimes ‘sociopaths’, ‘psychopaths’, ‘lacking empathy’, etc. it may not be your intention, but that language implies that hate crimes were committed as a result of mental illness rather than bigotry and systematic violence.

people who commit these acts of violence do so because of a system that enables and encourages it, and this language diverts the blame from this system and the perpetrator themself, and instead places it on easy to swallow ableist stereotypes.

neurodivergent and mentally ill people are also more likely to be the *victims* of violence than the perpetrators!


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