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America still battles with racial hatred

There's a cancer at the heart of the United States. The answer may be forgiveness, says Jeffrey Collins, but not forgetting

Jeffrey Collins

Published 21/06/2015 | 02:30

NIGHTMARE: Dylann Roof appears via video before a judge in Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday
NIGHTMARE: Dylann Roof appears via video before a judge in Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday
FORGIVENESS: The congregation at a prayer vigil in Morris Brown AME Church in Charleston

Felecia Sanders survived the attack on her Bible study group by pretending to be dead, but lost her son Tywanza.

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This weekend, she came face to face with the alleged shooter, as she had on the night of the slaughter.

"We welcomed you, Wednesday night, in our Bible study with open arms," Sanders told Dylann Storm Roof, who appeared via video conference for a bond hearing. "You have killed some of the most beautifulest people that I know. Every fibre in my body hurts... and I'll never be the same.

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