June 25, 2022

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Buffalo: India Walton on the Racist Massacre & Community’s Need for Gun Control, Good Jobs, Housing

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As Buffalo, New York, mourns the loss of the 10 people killed Saturday in a racist rampage at a local grocery store in the heart of the city’s African American community, we get an update from longtime community activist and former mayoral candidate India Walton about the lack of attention to the structural issues that made the Black community vulnerable and the ineffectiveness of police. “My question is: What happens when the cameras leave? How do we continue to support the people who have been negatively impacted?” says Walton. “What decreases gun violence, particularly in places like East Buffalo, is going to be good living wage jobs, affordable housing, a quality education and access to the basic needs that this community has lacked for so long.”

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