What happened at the Charleston church is one of the worst crimes this country has seen in the last decade or so because it is a reminder that racism is still thriving. How can we progress as people if we can’t look beyond skin color? How can we expect our children to be better leaders than we were if we don’t break the chain of racist biases? I’m upset about what happened, but hopefully we can determine to use this as a stepping stone toward greater understanding and outreach for one another.

Luke Bishop