Thursday, June 18, 2015


Last night a young white man walked into the historic Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC. He sat in their Bible study for an hour before pulling out a gun to shoot those gathered, killing six women and three men, including ministers and the sexton of the congregation.

   Cynthia Hurd
   Susie Jackson
   Ethel Lance
   Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor
   Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney
   Tywanza Sanders
   Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr.
   Rev. Sharonda Singleton
   Myra Thompson

Horrible. It is hard to find words in the midst of such tragedy, and I am grateful to all those who have done a more graceful and powerful job of it than I can today.

Me, I'm raging. I am stuck in a mire of anger. 
  • Cynthia Hurd was a librarian. Who kills a LIBRARIAN? They are among the very best members of a civilization.
  • How come we only seem to call it terrorism when it disrupts the Powers That Be? 
  • No, Houston, we don't need another gun show this weekend.

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