Well, I think I want to touch on what happened in South Carolina.
There are a number of issues that deserve to be talked about, and so I guess I will put in my two cents.
First and foremost, this was a racially motivated hate crime. The website that popped up that apparently had his manifesto on it was an interesting read. Assuming those are in fact his words, then the kid was fairly intelligent, articulate man who had clearly thought out his opinions for a long time before coming to the conclusion that he had to do what he did.
I am not sure why he had those opinions. I do not know if there is a lineage of racism in his family, I do not know if he was disenfranchised at some point and blamed it on racial minorities, I do not know anything about that. He stated on his website that his racial awakening was the Trayvon Martin shooting. He said when he read the report he believed that Zimmerman was clearly in the right and didn’t know what the big deal about it was. He then went on to research minority crime in several countries and came to the conclusion that the media unfairly represented crime against minorities.