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Dylann Roof’s documents reveal racist thinking

By Freddie Allen/NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
On June 29, 2015
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Alleged Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof seen here in a picture he put online along with a racist manifesto.

(NNPA) – A racist manifesto linked to Dylann Roof – the 21-year-old White man who confessed to shooting nine Black members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church – paints a portrait of a White supremacist with a deep-seated hatred of African Americans.

“N****rs are stupid and violent,” wrote Roof in a document found on lastrhodesian.com, a site registered in his name.

Roof alleged that the shooting of Trayvon Martin “awakened” him. George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the case.

“It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words ‘black on White crime’ into Google, and I have never been the same since that day,” wrote Roof. “The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens.”

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), an organization in Montgomery, Alabama that tracks and exposes hate groups, the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) “is the modern reincarnation of the old White Citizens Councils, which were formed in the 1950s and 1960s to battle school desegregation in the South.”

Roof’s rambling, typo-ridden, ungrammatical manifesto is approximately 2,000 words and targets minorities:

“there are good Hispanics and bad hispanics,” wrote Roof, “But they are still our enemies.”

In reference to Jews, Roof wrote, “In my opinion, the issues with jews is not their blood, but their identity. I think if we could somehow destroy the jewish identity, then they wouldn’t cause much of a problem. The problem is that Jews look White, and in many cases are White, yet they see themselves as minorities.

“Just like n****rs, most jews are always thinking about they fact that they are jewish. The other issue is that they network.”

His harshest words were reserved for Blacks.

“Negroes have lower Iqs, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior. Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional.

How could our faces, skin, hair, and body structure all be different, but our brains be exactly the same? This is the nonsense we are led to believe.”

He praised racial segregation as being good for both Blacks and Whites.

“Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system,” wrote Roof.

He also criticized White supremacists who supported abandoning the South and relocating to the Northwest as “scared White people running” to the suburbs because they were too weak or brainwashed to fight.

“Why are the suburbs secure in the first place? Because they are White. The pathetic part is that these White people dont even admit to themselves why they are moving,” wrote Roof. “They tell themselves it is for better schools or simply to live in a nicer neighborhood. But it is honestly just a way to escape niggers and other minorities.”

Although the document does not give any clues to why the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was targeted specifically, it’s clear that Roof saw his actions in the context of a larger racially-motivated war.

“I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country,” wrote Roof.

“We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.”

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