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Charleston, SC

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credit: Austin McCoy

Jump down to Walter Scott shooting — Charleston Shooting

October, 2015

Do Charleston officers follow rules about not shooting at fleeing cars? Mic.com, October 31st, 2015

August, 2015

Black Lives Matter Charleston: Surveillance Started After Walter Scott Shooting, The Charleston City Paper, August 17th, 2015

Charleston AME Church Shooting – News and Commentary

Charleston Syllabus – African American Intellectual History Society

Petition on Color of Change – share your sympathies

Petition on Color of Change – take the Confederate flag down from the SC statehouse

Ferguson Action – find solidarity events near you

Statement from Movement for Black Lives

‘After Charleston’ Confronts Issues of Police Brutality and Systematic Oppression, The Wesleyan Argus, September 19th, 2015

Charleston and Chattanooga: How ‘Hatred’ Hides History, Political Research Associates, July 24th, 2015 (archived)

Seven Steps Forward from the Charleston Shooting, Barbara Arnwine in District Chronicles, July 13th, 2015

The Charleston Imperative: Why Feminism and AntiRacism Must be Linked, African American Policy Forum, July 7th, 2015

Silence Around Who is Burning Black Churches Speaks Volumes, The Root, July 5th, 2015

On the Pole for Freedom: Bree Newsome’s Politics, Theory, and Theology of Resistance, Crunk Feminist Collective, June 29th, 2015

Reconciled Church: One Thing Separates Charleston from Ferguson, Baltimore, Charisma News, June 29th, 2015

The Real Survivors: How Focusing on the Shooter’s Mental Health Ignores Black Trauma, Michelle Charles in For Harriet, June 24th, 2015

Dispatch from Charleston: The Cost of White Comfort, NPR, June 24th, 2015

Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race, for The Marshall Project, June 24th, 2015

SC State Rep: Charleston Victims ‘Waited their turn to be shot’, Breanna Edwards, The Root, June 24th, 2015

Domestic Terrorism: From the Charleston Massacre to the 1964 Slaying of Mississippi Civil Rights Workers, Truth Out, June 23rd, 2015

A History of Hate Rock: From Johnny Rebel to Dylann Roof, Zoe Carpenter for The Nation, June 23rd, 2015

Charleston Massacre and Anti-Black State Violence Fueled by the Same Racist Beliefs, June 22nd, 2015

Dylann Roof is not an extremist, Zoe Samudzi for Transformation on OpenDemocracy.net, June 22nd, 2015

I don’t want to be an excuse for racist violence anymore: white women’s passive role in racist attacks like Charleston, The New Republic, June 22nd, 2015

History Matters: Historians Respond to the Charleston Shooting, Ellen Bush, UNC Press authors blog, June 22nd, 2015

The Condition of Black Life is One of Mourning, Claudia Rankine, The New York Times, June 22nd, 2015

Ben Carson: Call it Racism. USA Today op-ed, June 22nd, 2015

‘Absolutely Sickening’: Blaze Readers React to Obama’s Controversial Charleston Comments, The Blaze, June 21st, 2015

South Carolinians on Why the Flag Must be Taken Down, Fusion, June 21st, 2015

Walter Scott and church shooting lays bare Charleston’s original sin, Paul Lewis and Oliver Laughland for The Guardian, June 21st, 2015

Charleston Church Reopens to Songs, Tears, Mourning, Daniel Politi for Slate, June 21st, 2015

Confederate Statue Vandalized Downtown, ABC-4, June 21st, 2015

Hundreds March in Charleston to take down Confederate Flag, Abby Phillip, Washington Post, June 20th, 2015

Lessons of Black Internationalism from Central America, Jeanette Charles for TeleSur, June 20th, 2015 – reflects on significance of attack occurring on anniversary of Denmark Vesey rebellion

From Ferguson to Charleston and Beyond, Anguish About Race Keeps Building, The New York Times, June 20th, 2015

Centuries of Violence, Kidada Williams for Slate, June 19th, 2015

The ‘Lethal Gentleman’: the benevolent sexism behind Dylan Roof’s racism, Lisa Wade in The Conversation, June 19th, 2015

SONG

Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP

The first attack on Charleston’s AME Church (in 1822), Maurie McInnis for Slate, June 19th, 2015

Charleston and the Age of Obama, David Remnick in The New Yorker, June 19th, 2015

Jon Stewart: “No Jokes, Only Sadness.” – Salon, June 19th, 2015

Charleston Terror Suspect Obsessed with Segregation, Trayvon Martin, Baltimore riots – Travis Gettys for The Raw Story, June 19th, 2015

A Living Landmark: Historic Charleston Church had Long History of Resistance to Slavery and Racism, Jamelle Bouie for Slate, June 18th, 2015

How Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church Triggered White Southern Militarism, Benjamin Park in Talking Points Memo, June 18th, 2015

Terrorism in Charleston demands the Federal Government Act Like Black Lives Matter, Rev. Broderick Greer in The Guardian, June 18th, 2015

White Terrorist Takes Nine Black Lives at Historic AME Church in Charleston, Jessie Daniels for Racism Review (scholarship and activism toward racial justice), June 18th, 2015

Pinckney was the moral conscience of the general assembly, Andrew Shain for The State, June 18th, 2015

What We Know About Hate Crimes in South Carolina, Carl Bialik for FiveThirtyEight, June 18th, 2015

Roommate Says Charleston Suspect Planned Shooting for Six Months, Catherine Thompson, Talking Points Memo, June 18th, 2015.

South Carolina’s Confederate Flag is Still Flying. It’s an Insult to Charleston’s Victims, Zak Beauchamp, Vox, June 18th, 2015.

Walter Scott

Entry on Walter Scott from The Guardian’s Counted

Michael Slager becomes a first-time father, The Daily Mail, June 24th, 2015

The right to record Walter Scott’s death, Jacob Sullum for Reason, June 23rd, 2015

The Case of Michael Slager: Not Just a Lynching, A Crucifixion, V-DARE, June 10th, 2015

Cell Phone Video Shows Police Officer Shooting Man in Back Eight Times, Twitchy (blog), April 17th, 2015

Michael Slager, Cop in Walter Scott Shooting, Reportedly Heard Laughing After, Ed Mazza for the Huffington Post, April 13th, 2015

A law enforcement veteran speaks in defense of Michael Slager, V-DARE, April 12th, 2015

South Carolina police officer indicted in death of black man – Officer Michael Slager was fired, and now faces charges for shooting Walter Scott in the back during a traffic stop

Who is Michael Slager, the cop who shot Walter Scott? Oliver Laughland and Jon Swaine for The Guardian, April 10th, 2015

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