“The perpetrators of this share of hate crimes are largely white men who hold the belief, exacerbated by rhetoric in politics and media, that they are protecting their culture, race and an endangered way of life that has historically — and, in their view, rightly — placed them at the top … In their version of the story, these men are not the villains, but the heroes, according to those who study them.” Terrence McCoy with an interesting look at the (changing) psychology of hate crimes. Perpetrators of hate crimes see themselves as heroes.

+ NBC News: Administration will apparently not renew program to fight domestic terror.