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Obama: Charleston Tragedy Calls for Introspection

President Barack Obama touched on themes of religion, divine grace, racism, and guns in a powerful speech at the funeral of pastor Clementa Pinckney, one of nine black Americans killed inside a Charleston church in an alleged race-motivated shooting last week. The president mentioned the alleged gunman, 21-year-old Dylann Roof, saying “blinded by hatred, he failed to comprehend what Reverend Pinckney so well understood: the power of God’s grace,” which he said the families of victims...

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