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Race Becomes 2016 Election Issue After Charleston Shootings

Last week’s tragic mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has propelled the issue of race into the early stage of the 2016 presidential campaign. At a campaign event in Florissant, Missouri, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton described last week’s tragedy in Charleston as “an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God.” Clinton said that in the wake of Charleston, it has become clear that “equality, opportunity and civil rights in...

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