High School Students Share Their Thoughts on Charleston Shootings, Race Relations, Part Two
Part two of our conversation with South Carolina youth on the tragedy that overtook Charleston in the summer of 2015. The state 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. In this installment we get more young people’s take on the killings, the removal of the Confederate flag from the State House grounds, and the state of race relations in South Carolina.