The Roots of Buffalo’s Racist Massacre
A white supremacist teenage man shot and killed ten people and injured three at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York on Saturday. The vast majority of the victims were Black in what has been confirmed to be a racist shooting spree. The suspect, who was apprehended unhurt and without incident, live-streamed the massacre. He also posted a racist manifesto online ahead of the incident that echoed the tenets of an increasingly mainstream Republican idea of the “replacement theory,” which posits White Americans are being deliberately replaced by people of color.
President Joe Biden in an address to law enforcement on Sunday said the shooter was “armed with weapons of war,” and had a “hate-filled soul.”
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