“Is there nothing that you personally are willing to do to stop the cancer of white supremacy? Because if there is nothing … you should yield your positions of authority and influence to others that are willing to lead.” The son of a Buffalo supermarket shooting victim urged lawmakers to address the scourge of white supremacy at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, chastising those who were unwilling to do anything about it. Garnell Whitfield, a former Buffalo fire commissioner, lost his mother, Ruth Whitfield, in the racist mass shooting in Buffalo in May. The suspected shooter, an 18-year-old white man who officials said singled out a Tops supermarket in a Black neighborhood, was charged with murder and domestic terrorism. Ten people were killed and three others were injured in the rampage. The suspect reportedly wrote a racist screed referencing a white supremacist conspiracy theory that white people were being systematically “replaced” by nonwhite people — a theory that multiple Republican leaders and conservative pundits like Tucker Carlson have repeatedly trumpeted

via buzzfeednews: The Son Of A Buffalo Mass Shooting Victim Urged Senators To Address White Supremacy And The Violence It Inspires

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