In the week following the church shooting in South Carolina, governor Nikki Haley called for the Confederate flag to be taken down, retailers like Walmart, eBay and Amazon have begun to stop selling the flags, yet Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is set to sign Senate Bills 35 and 70, loosening gun control laws even more.
Was the murder of 9 people in a historic black church in Charleston last week an act of terrorism? Today host Karma Chavez discussed Charleston and terrorism with Dr. Leah Mirakhor.
Dr. Leah Mirakhor is an assistant professor in the Department of English at the College of Wooster. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in African American Review and Studies in American Jewish Literature. She is currently working on a monograph that examines the relationship between American empire, the figure of terror, and the intimate.
You can find more educators and academics to broaden discussion on the South Carolina shooting here.