The trial of Dylann Roof has started. For those not in the know, Roof is the young young male supremacist that opened fire in the Emmanuel A. M. E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina killing nine people, all of them black, on a June evening 2015. He faces a total of 33 charges. His jury consists of nine whites and three blacks. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
In all honestly, what took place in Charleston last year was perhaps the worst example of modern racial hatred I’ve seen in my lifetime. I doubt it would be the last or even the worst. Events like what happened that night will happen again so long as denial and undeserved sympathy to devils continue to justify and excuse violence against black people.
As you’ve read, the jury is mostly white, and I’m admittedly concerned with the outcome of the trial. I’m worried that this will somehow or another go in favor of the defendant (Dylann Roof). And black people have damn good reasons to be worried.
Let’s see where this road goes. Will justice be served, or will whiteness triumph yet again? Stay tuned.