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CURRENT EVENT | MAY 23, 2022

Shooting in Buffalo Linked to Racist Extremism

Recently a shooter opened fire at a market in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people. The alleged shooter is an 18-year-old white man. A document likely written by the man and posted online before the attack expressed a belief in the replacement conspiracy theory, which is based on fear that minorities and immigrants are “replacing” white people in America. The man's extreme racist views were strongly influenced by online websites. Listen to learn about the role of technology in the deadly attack and why some people want social media sites held accountable.

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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