WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today released the following statement about the confederate flag, which hangs at the South Carolina statehouse.
"As a South Carolina native, this week's shooting at Emmanuel AME Church affected me profoundly and personally. It reminded me of my upbringing in a state with a deeply entrenched history of slavery and segregation. The murder of nine, innocent black people at Emmanuel AME Church is a window into the racial terror that South Carolina knows all too well."