Like many Americans I have been reading about the events that unfolded in Charleston, SC. The attack at Emanuel AME Church is tragic and outrageous. Read about the victims for yourself. Follow Broderick Greer, Mackenzian, Wil Gafney and others on Twitter to hear from Black Americans sharing their pain, insight, and rage over this most recent attack on Black lives, one of many in a string of violence against Black people on the streets, in custody, and at a pool party.
As I posted on my Facebook Wall:
This is a day of mourning in the USA for those killed through a hate crime against Black citizens. This was a terrorist act perpetuated in an historic landmark that has been a site of on-going Black justice work and of white supremacist violence in the past. This was the assassination of an elected official who through his office spoke out in support of health care, putting people over politics.
Reading the stories of some of victims is heartbreaking. It also is absolutely rage worthy. The nation was outraged on 911 and with the Boston Marathon bombings because foreign-born terrorists attacked on US soil. Be outraged that a white American attacked Black citizens in this brazen act of white supremacy. .
As a white American Christian man, I choose to expose and oppose white supremacy. Be angry and mourn. And stand with the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
Here is information about some the victims of the attack that have been confirmed. ABC reports on the victims here:
Be angry and mourn. And stand with the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.