Urban League President Urges People Not to Overlook Teen’s Racist Threats

By National Urban League
Published 03 AM EDT, Sat Oct 19, 2019

By Kiana Miller 

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) -Columbia Urban League President and CEO J.T. McLawhorn is warning South Carolinians not to dismiss or minimize the video of a local teen spewing racist rhetoric and repeatedly shooting a pair of sneakers symbolizing a black man.

“South Carolina’s long, shameful history of racialized mass violence against African Americans and the 39 incidents of South Carolina mass shootings in the past five years -- including the nine lives taken at Mother Emanuel -- means that we should take clear threats to murder African Americans seriously", McLawhorn said.

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