Sidney’s Picks: Mourning and Organizing After Charleston
“Grief,” by Alex, Creative Commons.
The Best of the Week’s News
- South Carolina is legally barred from removing the Confederate flag from its state house, and even from flying it at half-mast in honor of the nine victims of the Charleston massacre.
- Hillman Judge Ta-Nehisi Coates urges the state to take the flag down, right now.
- Hillman Prize-winner and historian of slavery Ed Baptist takes to twitter to explain the link between the Confederate flag and violence and gets cited on the front page of the New York Times.
- Jamil Smith reflects on the raw grief that follows yet another terrorist attack on a Black church.