Tag: Dylann Roof

Black Churches Torched in Possible Hate Crimes

Following white supremacist Dylann Roof’s racially motivated murders of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, authorities are now investigating what could possibly be a series of arson-related hate crimes. Six predominately Black churches have recently been damaged or destroyed entirely by fire, and there is reason to believe that at…

White Nationalists Receive Tax Breaks for Spreading Hate

By Sheryl Estrada A screen shot of a video by Kyle Rogers during a Council of Conservative Citizens National Conference, posted on YouTube. It may sound surprising, but apparently U.S. tax dollars support a white-nationalist hate group. According to The Center for Public Integrity, the Council of Conservative Citizens Inc….

Confederate Flag Supporters Dwindle Only in the Wake of Charleston

The Charleston tragedy has sparked controversy over whether or not the Confederate flag should fly at the state’s capitol, even causing the hashtag #ConfederateFlag to trend on social media. While many people, perhaps most notably South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, have now called to remove the flag because of the…

#TakeItDown: Lawmakers Key to Removal of Confederate Flag, Symbols

By Sheryl Estrada South Carolina State House in Columbia. Photo: Shutterstock Following South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s announcement on Monday calling for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from state grounds, the nation watchedas lawmakers took steps on Tuesday to consider its elimination.The hashtag#TakeItDown is trending on social media…

Leaders Urge South Carolina to Take Down Confederate Flag

By Sheryl Estrada UPDATE (4:15 pm 6/22/15): South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced that she will call on state lawmakers to move the Confederate flag from state grounds. Lawmakers are expected to debate the issue and vote in the coming weeks. Original Story: Following racist gunman Dylann Roof’s mass murder…

Lindsey Graham Minimizes Charleston Shooter's Intentions

Senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham did not hold back when it came to his comments about convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In fact, he asked President Obama’s administration to consider Tsarnaev an “enemy combatant“: This man, in my view, should be designated as a potential enemy combatant and we…