On the night of June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof, a 21 year old white male, opened fire in a historic black church, in Charleston, South Carolina, killing 9 people, including the pastor, during a prayer meeting. Dylann Roof is a racist and his aim was to kill black people and start a race war.
Years ago in South Africa, you were classified according to the colour of your skin and the coarseness of your hair. You were told where you could and couldn’t live. You were told which bus you could and couldn’t ride. You we told who you could and couldn’t marry. Racism is part of our history. South Africa, the USA and many other countries have struggled and continue to struggle with racism.