Confronting the Past America Finally Turns Its Attention to Rampant Racism

Why is America only now having an honest debate about racism? The dead from Charleston are also the dead of a nation that has long refused to work through its past mistakes.
The murders in Charleston have plunged the US into a debate about racism.

The murders in Charleston have plunged the US into a debate about racism.

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Translated from the German by Jiffer Bourgignon