Mr. Shull made all of the following posts under his Facebook account. Many of these posts have since been removed, either by Mr. Shull or Facebook.  The images below represent only a small fraction of the collection. The entire collection of posts can be viewed at https://recallmarkshull.com/. The posts shown here are specifically chosen to represent various examples explained in the chart on the Results page of racist or hateful and antiracist/anti-hate behaviors.

Comments directed towards Muslims and the Islamic faith

Shull calls for the destruction of Islam.

How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Disrespect, generalization, hurtfulness, superiority

Mr. Shull, in this post, clearly states that he has held the same beliefs about Muslims for 39 years- that they must be isolated or exterminated or that they will exterminate “us.” He characterizes Muslim citizens as “invaders” and intimates violence by asking people to “prepare yourself.”


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Generalization, disrespect, divisiveness

Perhaps more than any other, this posting reveals Mr. Shull’s harmful and hurtful behavior. His condemnation of people shopping at the mall simply because they did not smile at him and his dismissal of them as a “crowd of Akbars” shows blatant insensitivity and privilege. In addition, this post belies Mr. Shull’s frequent claims that his Facebook postings were directed only towards “agents of conflict.”


Shull is deliberately offensive to Muslim people.

How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Generalization, hurtfulness, divisiveness

In this posting, Shull purposely uses slurs and calls out that he is using them purposefully. He also claims that “Islam is not a religion” and generalizes that all Muslim clerics will say the same.


Shull calls Muslims the "enemy."

How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Divisiveness

Mr. Shull claims that Islam is the most pressing threat to US security and calls for violence to defeat Islam.


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Generalization, disrespect, divisiveness, hurtfulness

Mr. Shull again generalizes about Islam and calls it “incompatible with our nation, our society, and our future.” He also targets political figures who happen to be Muslim women for his vitriol.


Comments directed towards people of color and members of marginalized groups

Shull criticizes BLM.

How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Generalization, divisiveness

Mr. Shull demeans the very real concerns of Black Lives Matter. In addition, this statement is just one of many that Mr. Shull has made on Facebook, in interviews and speeches, and in public meetings denouncing the actions of Antifa- usually followed by a call to “law and order 24/7, 365.” Perhaps unsurprisingly, he has remained completely silent about right-wing riots and violence than have harmed and killed far more people. Nor has he ever discussed the unjust deaths of so many at the hands of the police.


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Hurtfulness, divisiveness, superiority

Mr. Shull uses this meme to deny the existence of white privilege and to make a thinly-veiled accusation that people of color and those who oppose racism “don’t work.”


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Generalization, superiority, disrespect

Although Mr. Shull does not specifically call out Black people, it is clear that they are the target of this posting. There is no discussion of the roots of problems in Chicago or of how to work for positive change- only a call for more police and more Christianity- neither of which can ever make the city whole.

If Mr. Shull were truly interested in solving Chicago’s problems, he would discuss strategies like funding the schools, supporting at-risk families, revitalizing neighborhoods, creating employment opportunities and improving community relations.


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Disrespect, hurtfulness, superiority

This is Mr. Shull’s lame attempts at humor at the expense of other human beings.


Shull states that the "wrong people" have been allowed into the US.

How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Superiority, divisiveness

Perhaps more than any other, this This post specifically calls out at least some immigrants as “the wrong people” and paints them as belligerent and non-integrating. There is also the assumption that his culture is the superior one.


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Divisiveness, hurtfulness

Although no video was actually linked to in this post, it is clear that it is about defenders of a statue of Robert E. Lee. Mr. Shull also liked both comments supporting Confederate statues and has liked Facebook pages that support Confederate monuments such as this one:


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Disrespect, divisiveness, hurtfulness

This post, a copy of an article about how schools are destroying the “traditional family,” is difficult to read- not just because of the smallness of the print, but the bias of the author.

The original posting can be read here. (Gallagher, 2019)

The author claims that educating children and young adults honestly about their sexuality is “a national emergency” with claims like “In the name of equity and inclusion, children are required to know and accept every form of sexual behavior, even though those behaviors are dangerous and contrary to their parents’ beliefs.”


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Disrespect, divisiveness, opposition

In this post, Mr. Shull denounces the people in our society who are struggling to survive as “down and outs.”

He also freely compares himself to slaves, much as Tootie Smith dd when she stated that COVID restrictions were making s “second-class slaves.” (KOIN 6 News Staff, 2020)


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Disrespect, divisiveness

In this post, Mr. Shull appears to agree with a depiction of homeless people as animals by comparing them to Yogi Bear stealing picnic baskets.


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Rationalization

This repost entirely misses the point of talking about rights. The movement for women’s rights and gay rights is not making these groups somehow “more equal” than other groups, it’s ensuring that marginalized groups have the same rights that more privileged groups already possess.


How this posting shows racist or hateful behavior:

Generalization, divisiveness

This post is a call to action based on fear of “the other” and people who are different. By stoking fear about removal of gender and ethnicity, it promotes the idea that these designations matter as ways in which to divide people.

A reader also pointed out that the colored portion of the eye in this image is a Star of David, making the meme anti-Semitic as well.