This picture is a representation of what is wrong with America. It’s the ignorance, the prejudice, the racism, and straight up stupidity that people are not willing to see. This young man killed 9 innocent BLACK people. I feel the need to clarify that the people he killed were black, because it was a hate crime. It was not about religion (no matter how many white/upper class/male/republicans living in the south tells you it wasn’t. Even though it is very apparent to most people that this crime is one of racism, there are still people saying it wasn’t. Another thing, this killer was charged with insanity. WHAT KIND OF SHIT IS THAT?! That is white privilege right there. He left the crime scene with no hand cuffs on. He had a judge sympathize with his family more than with the families of the people he killed. He was kept in a separate room during the bail hearing, so his life was not in danger. He didn’t need to watch the families cry, and hug as they talked about their loved ones he killed. WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA? We are reliving an Era we thought had passed. We may have advanced in technology and science, but we can’t see and get passed the obvious prejudice and racism that is shown in this country? It scares me that I, as a teenager girl, can see what’s wrong here, but a lot of people, grown men and woman can’t. These people are then teaching their children their unhealthy views. That you’re superior because of the color of your skin; It’s okay if someone dies, as long as it’s a minority; even though this man killed 9 innocent people for no reason, the real terrorist is one who believes in Allah; it’s okay that the KKK is still an active organization, but it’s nothing you have to worry about because you’re not black. This needs to stop. Now. People need to stop ignoring these problems in our society. We need to stop allowing this REPEATED privilege from bringing justice to those who are hurting innocent people. Stop the bullshit, America. Please. Pretty soon, we’ll all be full of hate. America is the land of the free, but people are still a slave to the injustice that is our country. ‘God bless America? More like, ‘Society bless those who are chosen.’ Because it starts with us, society, to make change. Fuck, let’s make a change goddammit.