Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

In her interview on researching and writing her piece about the kid who killed nine people at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah talks about education and the lack of it:

"There's a complete lack of personal responsibility. You're like, you're worried about black people and Mexican people and all these people because you don't take personal responsibility for yourself. My great-grandmother went to college. She went to college one generation out of chattel slavery, okay? Dylan Roof and his dad did not go to school, they did not do their work. They're not invested in this country. Their only sense of belonging, the only right they should have to feel the way they do is because they believe their whiteness means something."

Links to her interview on the Longform podcast


and to her GQ piece on Dylan Roof, "The Making of an American Terrorist"