The recent hate crime in Charleston, South Carolina was just another day in paradise for a state with a long history of indifference and bigotry. South Carolina the first state to succeed for the Union and fire the first shots of the American Civil War. South Carolina in more modern times was fighting with all her might in the courts to keep their Confederate flag waving. South Carolina a hotbed for Right-Wing Christian extremism. South Carolina a major stronghold of the racist Tea Party. South Carolina the home of one of the most racist Senators in American history Strom Thurman. Who can forget Susan Smith white woman who drowned her children and then blamed it on a black man? And, now, Dylann Roof.
Roof now in custody has been reported to have confessed to the killing of nine people. Fox News and Christian Zealots can try and twist the shooters motivation all they want, but sources close to the story claim Roof stated his reason for committing this crime was simply because of the color of their skin.
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His victims comprised of six women and three men. There is no shadow of doubt in this writer's mind that this was a hate crime.
Since the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown hate crimes, the House of Public Discourse has researched with exhaustion how these acts of violence and domestic terror have been fueled by racist indoctrination's.
We don't know how this man parents raised him but what we do know he was not born with this evil hate. Hate crimes and violence inflicted by police officers are not accurately reported. Therefore, it's difficult to gauge the levels of hate crimes in America.[See Source]
As a lifelong resident of the South, I know there are many interracial friends who would bend over backward for one another. There are those who put on a front when the cameras are on but in secret harbor this same type hate for the other races that this young man held. That's not to say they would arm themselves and go shoot up the church house. South Carolina has a culture of racist hate and hate crimes are nothing new to South Carolina. Granted the scale of this latest event has left many speechless. What more proof-positive of this institutionalize hatred than the insistence by the people of South Carolina to keep one of the foremost symbols of hate the Confederate flag as their state flag. They claim it's a heritage. Yeah, it's a heritage alright a legacy of hate. This " Charleston Hate Crime Is Nothing New For South Carolina."