Another Voice: The BPD has targeted Black Buffalonians for too long

July 15, 2022
The Buffalo Times

...When I was growing up on Buffalo’s East Side, most, if not all, of my neighbors were Black. The racial composition of my neighborhood was no accident; it was the byproduct of Buffalo’s shameful legacy of racial residential segregation. I was simultaneously part of a vibrant Black community and a resident of a neighborhood deemed unfit for life, as evidenced by the lack of grocery stores, parks, playgrounds or civic investment.

This May, when Tops supermarket became the site of a  massacre by a white supremacist, we all received a chilling reminder that targeting the East Side is the same as targeting the heart of Black Buffalo. ...

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