July 3, 2015

‘Two thousand black churches burned between 1995-2005, but no one paid attention’

Since a massacre on June 17 when a white man killed nine black worshippers at a church bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, the media has reported an explosion of arsons targeting black churches across the US south. However, our Observer says that this rash of fires is not out of the ordinary. In the past twenty years, black churches have been going up in flames monthly, sometimes weekly—it’s just that no one was paying attention.

On the night of June 30, Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville,.. Read more.


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