Children walk hand in hand down a street

Before Mass Shooting, Systemic Racism Affected East Buffalo Community

The tragedy and depravity of the massacre in Buffalo, New York is hard to endure, especially for Black and other marginalized communities. An 18-year-old, white gunman, motivated by white supremacist ideology, is accused of opening fire at a grocery store in a majority-Black neighborhood. The community he attacked was already experiencing centuries of compounded racism and trauma.