PoC News in America: Charleston

Previously in PoC News, we’ve taken time to parse out the uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore as an act of solidarity. We’ve highlighted the work of other writers as they make sense of the history of violence and oppression in the U.S. In light of the tragic events in Charleston, S.C., we bring you another round-up of writing about the the toxicity of white supremacy, the hope of black people and the continued violence and silence in this nation around the issues of race.

Remembering the Charleston Victims

The Black Church

White Supremacy & A History of Silence about Race

Gendered Violence & White Savior Myths

Media Conversations & Coverage

We end this roundup with my personal favorite piece of writing on the Charleston massacre, as it sums up the frustration and sadness that most black people (and others who stand in solidarity) feel in these times. At this point, I would have to agree that “I Don’t Know How Much More Heartbreak I Can Take.”

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2 thoughts on “PoC News in America: Charleston”

  1. That cover is beautiful. As I said before and before, if I’m so tired and done with this, I can’t imagine the people living through it finding something to get up for every day. It’s like a 101 Bad Media Class about how quickly the (main) media turned to make him less white, more mentally ill, less of the terrorist criminal he is.

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