Buffalo mass shooting shows growing normalisation of racism, political violence in US - magazine

18 May 2022 10:47am
People attend a gathering to mourn for the victims of a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York on May 16, 2022. - XINHUA
People attend a gathering to mourn for the victims of a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York on May 16, 2022. - XINHUA
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NEW YORK - The deadly mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, here on Saturday stands out not only because of the number of people killed but because of the political nature of the assault, the New Yorker weekly said in a columnist article on Sunday.

This must be viewed within the context of the growing normalisation of racism and political violence in the United States, the article said.

The 18-year-old white gunman is alleged to have posted a hundred-and-eighty-page "manifesto" avowing white-supremacist beliefs.

In the hate-filled text, he denounced immigrants and black people as "replacers" of white people, according to the article written by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a professor of African American studies at Princeton University. - XINHUA

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