19 Must-Read Articles About the Charleston Massacre

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A New York City vigil for those killed during the Charleston shooting June 17, 2015.

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A New York City vigil for those killed during the Charleston shooting June 17, 2015.

(WOMENSENEWS)–In counterpoints to the front-page coverage of forgiveness flowing out of funerals in Charleston, S.C., in response to the June 17 shooting at the Emanuel African-Methodist Episcopal Church, we recommend "Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof" by and "" by .

Two pieces touch on a public mental health concern that needs more national attention: "" by and "," by .

gives a testimonial of her own negative mental state after news of the massacre in "."

For reactions to the "protecting white women" notion expressed by the killer, we recommend a batch of pieces: "" by ; "" by ; "" by ; "" by ; and "" by .

discusses how black academics have reacted to the shooting in "." provides another historical reflection in "."

On reflections on how this latest national tragedy adjusts the post-Sept. 11 understanding of the forms of terrorism confronting the United States: "" by ; "" by of the Southern Poverty Law Center; and "," by .

Two articles focus on the organization that fostered Roof’s form of terror: "" by ; and "," by .

writes about how Roof’s atrocity disrupts the idea that younger Americans are leading the nation away from racism in "."

Finally, from our own Staff Reporter , don’t miss "."

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