Five Factors That Create a Culture of Hate

I am not going to do any second-guessing as to background and causation of the tragedy in South Carolina. The facts themselves are horrific enough: a young white man spends some time in worship¬†in a historically black church and then kills nine of them including the pastor. Somewhere along the line, he learned that hating those¬†who are different is a permissible, possibly even admirable, way to live. Instead of dealing with what may have or may not have happened in his upbringing, I want to suggest some larger societal factors that I think are coming into play here. Perhaps we … Continue reading Five Factors That Create a Culture of Hate