Racism — June 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm

UPDATED: While we celebrated marriage equality & other SCOTUS decisions last week, six black churches were burned in the South


Last Friday while many of us were celebrating the Supreme Court decision making marriage equality law across the USA, two black churches in the South were burned down. That came on the heels of two others in the days just before. Via FaithGardner at Daily Kos, here’s the list:

UPDATE: A seventh black church, not in the South, was burned down on June 27th: College Heights Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio.

It’s hard to say we live in a “post racial” society when black churches are being burned like this. While non-bigots everywhere can rejoice that the Confederate battle flag looks as though it is finally being dumped into the ashbin of history in most places, we still have this sort of blatant and violent racism on display.

If you need further proof, have a look at this video from a “Confederate Flag Parade” in Georgia over the weekend:

[CC photo credit Muncara|Flickr]