White Supremacism, Firm-rooted in US?

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Fueled by gun violence, racism still has traces in the United States. With a history of confederacy, Charleston, South Carolina has lately witnessed another incident of racism in the form of a terror attack by Dylann Roof. Recently, Dylann Roof, a white supremacist, walked into a church in Charleston, South Carolina and shot dead nine black worshipers, among them, state senator, Clementa Pinckney. He said he wanted to start a “race war.” Only months before, another killing took place in Charleston, this time by a police officer. Walter Scott was shot dead in the back by police officer, Michael Slager. Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Walter Scott and Fredie Gray. These are just some of the black men recently shot dead by white police officers in the United States. Many have called Dylann Roof insane. But is he merely part of a wider white supremacist movement? After the terrorist attack, a black church was burnt nearly every day for a week. This was mostly ignored by US media. Race killings in America are never far from the media these days. Press TV covers the massive protests and riots in numerous towns across America and depicts how these acts of racism have sullied the image of the US in the eyes of the world.

   

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