Stop Waiting for Racism to Die Out With Old People. The Charleston Shooting Suspect Is 21.
Dylann Roof has been charged with murder for killing nine black people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church on June 17 in an attack that’s being investigated as a hate crime. He’s 21 years old. His birth year — 1994 — means he’s not just a millennial, but one of the younger ones.
The accused killer’s youth is a reminder that the cultural myth of racism eventually dying out along with an aging, backward-thinking generation is nonsense.