(RNS) — When white supremacist Dylann Roof gunned down nine black Christians at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Jun. 17, 2015, Latasha Morrison said her predominantly white church “didn’t even know how to handle it.”
No one, she said, seemed to notice.
“That day I came to church and people were carrying on like it was a normal day. I was devastated,” she said.
This was a church where a fellow member had decided during a staff meeting to explain to Morrison “what Lincoln did to the South and that people loved their slaves.”
That did not go over well, Morrison said.
“I actually wanted to become the Incredible Hulk and knock over the table,” she said.
That conversation stuck with Morrison.