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1 year after church shooting, much is the same in Charleston

4 months 1 week 2 days ago June 17, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 Friday, June 17 2016 June 17, 2016 10:28 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

CHARLESTON - After nine black parishioners were slain at a Charleston church, South Carolina did what many thought would never happen: It moved the Confederate flag off Statehouse grounds.

The June 2015 massacre resonated across the country as streets, parks and even lakes were stripped of the names of Confederates.

But for the most part, Charleston and other areas of the South remain unchanged.

Charleston's Confederate commemorations remain intact - and longstanding racial issues endure.

A white man who police said hated blacks and posted photos of himself with the Confederate flag is charged with the killings.

Dot Scott is president of the NAACP's Charleston branch. Scott said many people reacted strongly to the shootings, but the question remains of how attitudes and actions will change in the long-term.

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