By all reports, Dylann Roof was a slacker, ninth grade dropout, frequent drug-abuser, and obsessive video-game player, from a broken home with a violent father. He recently lost a bid for a girlfriend to a black guy.
People like Roof, of whatever race, find it hard to answer the question, “Why am I a complete loser and unable to change that?” by looking in the mirror. Racially-charged on-line rhetoric, crime statistics, news of hideous crimes chosen for publicity because of race, a culture that gives idiocy and criminality a pass, are pretty convincing to an ignorant coward who does not really want a solution.
Roof didn’t attack BGI leaders or crooked prosecutors or New Black Panther HQ. His first plan was to murder college students, then switched to elderly church ladies who most assuredly had never raped white wimin or taken over anything. I doubt these targets were picked for maximizing impact of terrorist deeds (i.e., grabbing maximum publicity via outrageousness to undermine public faith in their government to protect them). He chose people who had self-respect, who were trying to improve themselves, their souls, or their community, and as such were a major rebuke to someone who feels worthless but lacks the initiative to do anything positive. Anti-black propaganda gave Roof a convenient excuse. Calling him a terrorist dignifies Roof unfairly.
I noticed that you didn’t say the same about the early slave uprisings/massacres of innocent defenseless whites which coincided with the push for emancipation....play the video in the first comment.
The AME hurch has been behind all the rioting and mayhem in places like Sanford, Ferguson, Baltimore, etc., and Roof’s attack coincided with the anniversary of a black slave uprising/slaughter of whites led by Denmark Vesey who also helped found the AME church. Roof knew what he was doing.
...Vesey’s planned uprising (in Charleston, by the way) was detected and prevented, though. He was alleged to have organized thousands of slaves to rise up and kill all slave masters. If you’ve seen the latest video out of Charleston showing Malik Zulu Shabazz, right outside the AME church scene of the massacre, inciting a crowd of blacks to “finish what Denmark Vesey started” and “kill all the slave masters and their white families” then you know.
The bottom line is that Roof acted because whites are being slaughtered and raped by blacks across the land, for year after year after year, AND NO ONE DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT; the information is being hidden from the public, etc.