Charlotte Is The Latest City With Racial Protests

[Originally published by Forbes]

 

For several years now, one particularly common narrative has heightened the conflict between law enforcement and black communities. In various cities, an unarmed black man gets shot by officers, sometimes over a mistake; the officers, once appearing in court, get what is perceived as overly-favorable hearings; and then violent protests break out. This weekend, Charlotte became the latest city to join the list….[read the rest at Forbes]… Read more

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Charlotte Among The Cities Last Week Where Black Churches Were Burned

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Across black America, churches have long been community pillars, serving not only as houses for worship, but for daycare, private charity, and political activism. Naturally, this has made them a historical target for white supremacists. The nation was reminded of this on June 17, when teenager Dylann Roof murdered 9 worshipers in Charleston’s historic Emanuel AME church. This event has seemingly inspired a further spate of terrorism, as several black churches were set ablaze this past week.  [read the rest at Forbes]… Read more

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