URBAN LEAGUE LEADERS CONDEMN
RACIALLY-MOTIVATED MASS SHOOTING IN BUFFALO
NEW YORK and BUFFALO (May 14, 2022) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial and Buffalo Urban League President Thomas Beauford, Jr., issued the following statement in response to the racially-motivated mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket in the heart of its predominantly Black East Side community:
“Our hearts and deepest sympathies are with the families who have lost loved ones to another senseless act of racial violence.
“As white supremacist hatred has raged out of control over the last few years, social media and gun merchants exploit it for profits, while atrocities and trauma continue to be inflicted on communities of color.
“We call on state and federal law enforcement to pursue hate crimes charges against the shooter and to pursue policies to prevent arch tragedies in the future.
“Until we as a nation begin to confront the twin threats of domestic extremism and reckless gun policies as the grave crises they are, innocent people will continue to pay the deadly price.