The racist massacre in Buffalo didn’t come from nowhere. Jacobin spoke to India Walton, last year’s socialist mayoral candidate, about the horrific shooting’s local roots in racial segregation and disinvestment in poor and working-class black neighborhoods.
India Walton is a community organizer and former mayoral candidate in Buffalo, New York.
Buffalo mayor Byron Brown lost the Democratic Party primary against socialist India Walton. Now he’s elbowed his way back on the ballot for the general election. In an interview with Jacobin, Walton argues that Brown’s defense of the status quo will lose to her vision of democratic socialism.
India Walton is a Democratic Socialists of America–endorsed candidate for mayor in Buffalo, New York. In an interview with Jacobin, she talks about the desperate need for change in the city, what progressive mayors can do, and why it’s time to stop supporting corporate Democrats.