Charleston Killings Hit a Nerve in Los Angeles

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Since the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Americans have engaged in a national conversation about race and policing. Now, that conversation is expanding. Last week’s massacre in Charleston has exposed racial wounds deeper than police abuse. The violent racism that appears to have motivated a gunman to attack Emanuel First AME Church has Americans from Charleston to LA trying to come to terms with what it means for race relations in 2015. We hear from Angelenos in this special live broadcast of Which Way, LA?

Photo: A woman holds her hand up in the air as she prays and takes part in the morning service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, June 21, 2015. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)


Erin Aubry Kaplan - contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, former columnist for the LA Times, author of the book “Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line: Dispatches From a Black Journalista”, Mark Whitlock, Jr - Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine - @RevMarkWhitlock, Joe Hicks - Community Advocates - @Project21News

Warren Olney

Jenny Hamel, Christine Detz