In an interview with MSNBC host Chris Hayes, gun control activist David Hogg stated that in a "post-genocidal" society such as America today, people need to recognize historically mass shootings are rooted in white supremacy.
"I think it comes down to reckoning with our history and our history of white supremacy in the United States," Hogg said Friday night on a special edition of Hayes' show 'All In.' "The fact that we live in a post-genocidal society oftentimes that was orchestrated by the United States government in that if we want to talk about mass shootings, we need to recognize the massive number of indigenous mass shootings that was conducted by the United States government."
Hogg said it made him "think back" to the Battle of Wounded Knee, a mass shooting "orchestrated by the United States government" that slaughtered "predominately men, woman, and children." Hogg was confounded that the Wounded Knee conflict is not discussed as a mass shooting.
"I think back to the Battle of Wounded Knee and the several hundred Native Americans, predominately men, woman, and children that were slaughtered by the United States government back in the nineteenth century. And how that is never discussed as a mass shooting. And that was wrong because those people were not armed, and we were stealing their land," Hogg said to the live studio audience.