The statement was made by a mother from Buffalo who is currently testifying in front of a House committee. “This is who we are,” she stated.
On Wednesday, the mother who survived a shooting that took place in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, testified in front of Congress and stated that the United States is “inherently violent.” She told the lawmakers that “This is who we are” as a country, and that it dates back to the institution of slavery.
After receiving a phone call from her son on May 14 informing her that he had been shot, Zeneta B. Everhart, a native of Buffalo and former TV news producer, now works for the office of Democratic state senator Tim Kennedy in New York City. There, she testified about her son’s ordeal before the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
“There are three factors that contribute to the development of domestic terrorism in the United States. In the United States, access to firearms is about as difficult to get by as gum chewing, and our nation’s educational system is severely inadequate “She conveyed the information to the senate. “The United States has a deeply rooted culture of violence that permeates all aspects of society. This is the kind of people that make up our nation.”
According to Everhart, “the whole existence of this country was predicated on murder, hatred, and racism, with the near destruction of my Native brothers and sisters.” (The Whole Existence of This Country Was Predicated on Bloodshed, Hatred, and Racism)