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S.C. High School Students Share Their Thoughts on Charleston Shootings, Race Relations

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  South Carolina was stunned, as was the nation, when a young white supremacist allegedly shot and killed nine worshipers, and wounded another, at Charleston’s historic Emmanuel A.M.E. Church June 17. Six months later, to get a feel for how the tragic event had affected people beyond the initial shock, South Carolina Public Radio talked with high school students across the Palmetto State. Here we get youth’s insight on the killings, the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, and the state of race relations in South Carolina. The conversation continues in part two.