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Your Call: How are the media reporting on issues of structural racism and gun control?

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On the June 26th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the massacre at the historic AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white man who confessed to wanting to start a race war, killed nine black church members. How are the media reporting on issues of structural racism and gun control? We’ll be joined by the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery, the Miami Herald's Leonard Pitts and the Nation’s Dani McClain. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Wesley Lowery, national reporter covering law enforcement and justice for the Washington Post

Leonard Pitts, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Miami Herald

Dani McClain, Nation contributor and a fellow at the Nation Institute

Web Resources:

Washington Post: From Sanford, Fla., to Charleston, S.C.: ‘Why does blackness equal a threat?’

Miami Herald: A racist hate crime, pure and simple

The Nation: The African-American Survival Tactic Dylann Roof Exploited

Washington Post: Shooters of color are called ‘terrorists’ and ‘thugs.’ Why are white shooters called ‘mentally ill’?

New Yorker: Equality and the Confederate Flag

International Business Times: Charleston Shooting: International Media Spotlights Racism In The US After Deadly Attack