Dr. Alveda King Downplays Racial Aspect of Charleston, SC Shooting
Let’s define hate. Hate does not have a color. It could be a white killing black people, it could be blacks killing whites, whites killing each other, blacks killing each other. So this is not just a racial hate crime. The motivation is insanity, it’s rage. Race can be behind it, I’m not going to deny that, but the man who shot my grandmother in 1974…in Ebenezer Baptist Church, the mother of Martin Luther King Jr was gunned down by a black man…so now this disturbed young man, and I understand he’s caucasian, and he shot black people and that’s not good, but evil is not just limited to color.
It’s a lack of value for human life. You know I’m going to say that as Director for African American Outreach for Priest For Life, you kill babies in the womb, kill people in their beds, shoot people on the street, so now you go into a church where people are praying?