It should have never been there! But getting rid of this horrible symbol of hate is not enough. We need to work on getting rid of the real hate and the remaining prejudices that perpetuate inequality and discrimination.
The historian Randall Law explains why Dylann Roof’s crime was an act of terror: “Terrorism is an infection whose best disinfectant is bright sunlight. We – all Americans, left, right, white, black – need to face the painful truth of what happened in Charleston: Dylan Roof is the product of a long-established, widely-held American tradition of racial hatred. In other words, Roof is not alone. History shows us this quite clearly.”
Read his thoughtful piece here: History News Network | Dylann Roof Was No Lone Madman.