CHARLESTON, South Carolina — During an interview Breitbart News conducted with people gathered outside the Mother Emmanuel American Methodist Church in Charleston, where Wednesday’s deadly shooting left nine black churchgoers dead, a woman called for a “race war” and discussed black anger.
The conversation is a snapshot of race relations in the Obama era, which has seen racial tension reach a boiling point unseen in America for decades.
Breitbart Texas editor Brandon Darby drew a heated reaction by asking, “What do you think the chances are that the guy who did this horrible thing was mentally ill?”
Sista Solove, offscreen, immediately responds, “Hell, no… Are all crackers mentally ill?”
Darby responds “What are you saying, ‘crackers?'”
As the man with the sign attempts to answer Darby’s question, Sista Solove again jumps in and tells Darby, “Cracka. You’re a cracka. Crackas. We niggas, y’all crackas, it’s what it is.”
The conversation took place five feet from what President Obama called “sacred space” in a speech on Wednedsay.
A few seconds later, after the man with the sign says he did not believe Charleston suspect Dylann Roof was mentally ill, Sista Solove expresses a theory that several African Americans in Charleston told us: that Roof “was sent” by white supremacists to do the shooting and to push black people out of town.
“He (alleged killer Roof) was sent. He was sent. The KKK ain’t nothing but the police with badges now. That’s all they are. They took their hoods off and they’re police. It was an inside job.”
The man with sign agrees, saying, “C’mon, man, he was sane. He knew what he was doing. He tried to free home.”
Sista Solove continued, “Everyone says it was a hate crime. No, he was a terrorist. The white man is a terrorist to black people. Period, point blank.”
Darby asks her “Do you think I’m a terroist?” and she responds “I don’t trust none of y’all. None of y’all.”
Darby asks why, and Sista Solove retorts:
“Because the Indians called y’all blue eyed devils. That’s what y’all are. Sorry. And praying to the white Jesus ain’t gonna save nobody, so these niggas need to off the AME and stop praying to white Jesus, because he ain’t coming.”
Darby then asks, “What do y’all think’s going to come from this?” and the woman responds, “Race war. Race war. Us against them.
The real question is, if it were the other way around, what would that be? (Laughs.) If a black person…if a NIGGA killed nine CRACKAS, he would be dead. We wouldn’t even be talking about his raggedy ass. Okay. But this cracka is, “Oh, he’s mentally ill. Oh, ya know, pray for him. Oh, they’ve got support systems for him.”
No, he has an agenda. There’s going to a race war because it continues to happen. So cannot go pray. You can’t be a child at a playground. You can’t wear a hoodie with Skittles. You can’t be black.
What’s a good nigga supposed to do, Massa? What’s a good nigga supposed to do not to get shot? That’s a good question, ain’t it?
Then Sista Solove delivers the academic Marxist message of “white privilege” that underscores the the current Black Lives Matter movement.
It’s called white privilege. You don’t understand where our anger comes from. No one gets it. Our history comes from our family telling us, ‘Oh, you can’t be black. Don’t do this, don’t go to that fountain, don’t do this’ and we’re still dealing with this shit. What are we going to do with the anger? What are we going to do with the anger? What do we do?
Darby empathizes, saying “That ‘keep your voice down’ thing…” and Solove continues, “‘Be quiet, don’t say nothing. Oh,no! Be a good nigger.’ You understand? And then when we voice our anger, it’s against each other. You understand? Because no one wants to listen to us.”
The same woman evidently accosted Don Lemon of CNN during a report from the Emanuel AME Church on Thursday morning, shouting “Report the real truth! We are angry! White people are terrorists!” and referring to President Obama as an “Uncle Tom.”