Horrific Crime Fueled by Hate in Buffalo

BMCC Community,

On behalf of the BMCC community, I express our deepest condolences for the families of the 10 people who lost their lives on May 14, 2022. We should also keep in our hearts, the grieving families, all those who were injured, and all those who were traumatized by the mass shooting that occurred in a Tops Supermarket in the city of Buffalo.

According to official reports, the horrific crime that occurred was fueled by racially motivated hate against innocent and upstanding community members of Buffalo. This needs to stop!

BMCC is committed to advancing equity, strengthening a culture of care, and advancing justice through education. Our college values the importance of belonging, ensuring that all members of a community feel that they belong and are valued.

We all play a critical role in condemning racial injustice and hate. The collaborative work being done by BMCC’s Race, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee provides our community with the opportunity to seek understanding and to find solutions for addressing race injustice in our college and our world.

Students who need to speak with someone can reach out to the BMCC Counseling Center. Faculty and staff can contact the Office of Human Resources for services.

Let’s remember to stand together against hate and racial injustice. Thank you all for the work you do to make this world a better place.

I hope you and your loved ones continue to stay safe.


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Anthony E. Munroe
President, Borough of Manhattan Community College