Racism must be defeated
It is incredible that in this day and age, in this country, people worshipping in a church are shot and murdered. It is disgusting that it is an act of racism.
The murderer is a racist, pure and simple. We have yet to learn what drove his racism to murder.
Racism is not just a state of mind but a societal illness, a disease of the worst kind.
It is more subtle than cancer, but strikes as suddenly as a heart attack.
As we pray for the victims and families in Charleston, let us commit to eradicate this horrible affliction that continues to plague our communities.
Dr. Marshall L. Meadors
The writer is president of the South Carolina Medical Association