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Community Leaders call out racism in Western New York

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 17:46:52-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The responses to our Facebook post about the fights that broke out December 26 at the Walden Galleria are being called racist and bigoted by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

He first tweeted his response expressing his distress at the comments and linking to a Facebook post written by Monica Boyd Elderkin, and said that this incident is being treated much differently than others.

“The problem is that there's a double standard - if African-American teenagers get into a fight, to some of these individuals, they're ‘animals’; if white teenagers get into a fight at a Bills game… they're just boys being boys," said Poloncarz.