I never thought I would post an article from this mainstream source, but the writer (who is not a staff writer for the Post) clearly points to the discrepancies in media reports of crimes according to race of the perpetrators.
This time, I hope journalists will ask questions that get to the root of racially motivated violence in America. Where did this man learn to hate black people so much? Did he have an allegiance to the Confederate flag that continues to fly over the South Carolina capitol? Was he influenced by the right-wing media’s endless portrayals of black Americans as lazy and violent?Another good piece of analysis on this tragedy comes from Mint Press entitled "Why Conservatives Can Only Talk About ‘Religious Liberty’ In Charleston".
I hope the coverage won’t fall back on the typical narrative ascribed to white, male shooters: lone, disturbed or mentally ill young men failed by society.