On Saturday, a white supremacist walked into a supermarket in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, and opened fire. He killed ten people and wounded three others; eleven of his victims were Black. The horrific attack showed the influence of other massacres by the terrorist wing of the “alt-right” that took place during the Trump presidency. The conspiratorial ideology of these attacks, once fringe, now can be found in the mainstream right wing. They also fit within the much longer history of anti-Black lynchings and white supremacist violence that have been occurring for centuries.
Six similar far right attacks killed 86 people in 2018 and 2019. Their intended targets were Muslims (51 killed in Christchurch, New Zealand), Latino immigrants (23 in El Paso) and Jews (including 11 in Pittsburgh). The Christchurch massacre set up a template that other white supremacists have followed: writing a lengthy manifesto and placing it on an online platform associated with the alt-right before the violence, and then livestreaming the attack.
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I am saddened and horrified by the Buffalo massacre. I am saddened that America continues to have “food deserts” and that the murderer used this weakness as a trap to execute this violent act.
Our small community is showing the film “Healing from Hate” tomorrow at our local theater. I am wondering if you have any words of wisdom to offer as I will be on the panel discussing my experiences in Central Oregon.
I met you in about 2015 after a number of events had occurred with the Patriots and Tea Party.
I appreciate the work you do and thank you for bringing the truth to light.
oh wow, central oregon is tough. depending on who you are talking about. feel free to contact me directly via the contact page on this website here and we can talk more