‘There are no degrees of separation’ — How the Charleston church shooting looms over the current racial justice debate
Political Theater, Episode 131
By Jason Dick and Jinitzail HernándezPosted June 18, 2020 at 5:20pm
It’s been five years since the deadly, racist-motivated shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina But the scars are still present in the current debate over racial justice, Black Lives Matter and the legacy of white supremacist ideology.
CQ Roll Call columnist Mary C. Curtis talks to Political Theater about how the tragedy in Charleston still resonates as the United States grapples with its ugly history.
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