The country is in mourning after the Buffalo shooting – Houston Public Media

People gather outside the scene of a supermarket shooting, in Buffalo, NY on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

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The country is again in mourning.

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

Almost all of the victims were black.

The shooter – an 18-year-old white man – is believed to have authored online writings outlining his white supremacist ideologies and plan to target the black community.

Authorities are investigating the racially motivated hate crime and are also considering terrorism charges.

Why does this keep happening? How do you stop not only gun violence but also 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 deal with what happened in Buffalo? How do you react to this news again?


Reverend Dr. Angela Ravin-Anderson

  • Co-Head of Social Justice Ministry at Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church

Dr. Jeff Temple

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

Kurt Braddock

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

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