Since the Charlestown Massacre, a Black Church has been Burned Every Two Days in the Old Confederacy

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the fire at Briar Creek Road Church was set intentionally. Investigators have not found anything pointing to a hate crime, but is has not been ruled out, Fire Department spokeswoman Cynthia Robbins Shah-Khan said.

© Josh Sager – July 2015 In the two weeks since the Charleston Church Massacre, 7 predominantly black churches—all located in the south—have been set on fire. This averages one serious fire every two days and, while I can’t find any statistical data on baseline church-fire rates, this cluster of fire certainly seems suspicious. On …

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