White supporters of racial justice around Buffalo have watched white nationalist ideologies creep into their communities. They’ve mobilized to convince people that white nationalism is not the answer.
The mass shooting that killed 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y., has renewed the focus on white nationalists and racism as a growing threat to American life. It’s also left officials and the public struggling with how to fight that threat. Buffalo, it turns out, is a place where activists have been working for years to do just that by trying to use their influence as white people. NPR’s Adrian Florido reports.