June 22, 2015

Racist America

A massacre at a historic black church exposes roots of US racism.

US racial segregation laws officially ended in the 1960s, but does the massacre of black churchgoers, and a string of black killings and abuse by police, mean that racism still thrives? At 1930 GMT Monday, The Stream explores how racism has changed over the years, and how some black Americans are coping.

On today's episode we speak to:

Millicent E. Brown 
Historian and lifelong Charleston resident

Gerald Horne
Historian and author

Shana Bethea @shanabeee_
South Carolina native and journalist

Uzuri Boatwright
University of South Carolina student and Charleston native

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