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Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:20

African-Americans main victims of racism in United States: Activist

African-Americans main victims of racism in United States: Activist

The South Carolina church shooting that killed nine people was a result of the large-scale bigotry that exists against the African-American community in the United States, says an activist in New York.


Aldo Perez, a US community advocate, made the remarks when Press TV asked him for his take on the Wednesday night shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina church filled with African-American citizens.

“What we are seeing now in the United States is a rash axis of bigotry mainly between law enforcement agencies which is a condition that is actually affecting a lot of inner communities,” Perez said, adding that “right now within the communities, we see  a very large capacity of bigotry mainly against African-American males.”

He went on to say that the United States is a country which “is founded on bigotry.”

The shooting that took place inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is believed to be a hate crime against black minorities. The suspect, described as a young white man, is still on the loose.

The activist also added that the actions of this nature, when repeated, will curb the efforts made by those who are trying to find a cure for the deep-seeded bigotry.

“Unfortunately, there are foundations that have been built to come against such actions but when a repetitious cause of this bigotry occurs, they just clog the mind and hearts of the people who really try to build a foundation for this country against such an idealism of racism,” he concluded.

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