This is the best thing I have read so far about the shooting this week. The writer takes a long view of history, which I think is important in this incident. The original sin of slavery is still affecting this country. If you read anything about it you will realize this is not a bold or controversial claim, even if some people wish it to be. That doesn’t mean that it can explain everything, or even most things, but to ignore its affect on both black and white culture in this country is foolish.
The article also makes the case that some kind of evil act like this is not unexplainable. We can connect the dots and to not try and do that is a disservice to who have been at the receiving end of such tragedies.