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What is the 'Great Replacement' and how is it tied to the Buffalo shooting suspect?

Added 05-16-22 01:07:01am EST - “The suspect allegedly wrote a 180-page document filled with hateful rants about race and ties to the conspiracy theory, "Great Replacement".” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “What is the 'Great Replacement' and how is it tied to the Buffalo shooting suspect?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

People gather outside the scene of a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, May 15, 2022. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

People gather outside the scene of a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Authorities are calling Saturday's mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., a racially motivated attack. The suspect allegedly wrote a 180-page document filled with hateful rants about race and ties to the "Great Replacement." Here's what you need to know about this particular conspiracy theory.

In short, the "Great Replacement" is a conspiracy theory that states that non-white individuals are being brought into the United States and other Western countries to "replace" white voters to achieve a political agenda. It is often touted by anti-immigration groups, white supremacists and others, according to the National Immigration Forum.

White supremacists argue that the influx of immigrants, people of color more specifically, will lead to the extinction of the white race.

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