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The country is in mourning after the mass shooting in Buffalo

Today, we offer a place for listeners to process and reflect on the mass shooting in Buffalo over the weekend – and to discuss solutions to gun violence and hate crimes in this country.


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People gather outside the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, May 15, 2022.


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The country is in mourning again.

Ten people are dead and three injured in a mass shooting at a supermarket Saturday, in Buffalo, New York.

Almost all of the victims were Black.

The gunman – a white, 18 year old male – is believed to be the author of online writings that describe his white supremacist ideologies and his plan to target the Black community.

Officials are investigating this as a racially motivated hate crime and are also considering terrorism charges.

Why does this keep happening? How do we stop not only gun violence but hate crimes? And what is the role of social media and misinformation?

Today, we are here to discuss and hear from you.

How do you process what happened in Buffalo? How do you react to this news yet again?


Reverend Dr. Angela Ravin-Anderson

  • Social Justice Ministry Co-leader at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Dr. Jeff Temple

  • Psychologist and Director of the Center for Violence Prevention at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston

Kurt Braddock

  • Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at American University
  • His areas of research include extremism, white supremacy, radicalization, misinformation, and domestic terrorism.

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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