Buffalo is among the most segregated Black communities in America — a legacy of the peculiar, Black-subordinating institution once called the ghetto, until that noun became a pejorative.
According to The New York Times, the terrorist shooter selected the Tops Friendly Market as the best spot for a killing spree after researching predominantly Black ZIP codes.
In his manifesto, the terrorist shooter implied that the mere presence of Black people were a threat to his future and that of other whites.
And he fabulized that each Black “replacer” on average cost white taxpayers $700,000 in government largesse.
Flowers are left at a makeshift memorial outside of Tops market on May 15, 2022, in Buffalo, New York.
African American southerners came to Buffalo in droves during World War I to work in steel factories charged with producing war materiel.
For decades, East Buffalo didn’t even have its own supermarket, but after a long campaign, East Side descendants succeeded in getting the Tops Friendly Market. »