Thugs and Terrorists Have Attacked Black Churches for Generations.

The Charleston, South Carolina shooting spree is the latest assault on these symbols of the African American community.

“Late Wednesday, after a gunman murdered nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, many felt shock and anger that stoked memories of other mass shootings. Our violent nation has grieved for slain innocents at an elementary school in Newtown; a Tucson political rally; a movie theater in Aurora; a Virginia college campus; and other sites of mass killings, which are more common than many suppose. The possibility of falling victim to such attacks is a burden all Americans share.”

[ Read the full article @ The Atlantic ]