Racism in the USA – level 1
Nine people die. This happens in South Carolina, USA. The killing is racially motivated.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama, talks about this.
He says that people are still racist. The USA has a history of slavery. It is in the American DNA. It cannot be changed overnight.
Difficult words: racially motivated (somebody killed because he was racist – he hates people of a different race and thinks that he is better than them), slavery (a thing in a society where some people are free and some people are not – they are slaves; they must only work), DNA (the things inside a person’s body that make him that person).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think about this complicated problem?
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