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CCRF Responds to Tragedy in Charleston, SC

CCRF Responds to Tragedy in Charleston, SC

If you thought that racism was not a big deal anymore in the United States, then the events of this last week should make you think again. It may well be an ideology of the past, today seemingly confined to a few fringe extremists, but an extremist driven by a historic hatred can still make a tragic impact. Such was Dylann Roof, the neo-Confederate racist who believed that all his problems could be solved if only he could rid America of black people. Numerous photos and evidence from social media and accounts of acquaintances have emerged showing him as a supporter of Apartheid and racism. It is now beyond question that his motivation for entering the historic Emanuel A.M.E. church in Charleston on Wednesday and murdering nine people was a historic – and fantastical – grievance against black Americans. We at the CCRF wish to offer our deepest sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones and our support for the African American community as it continues to endure the consequences of centuries of discrimination.

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