Clementa Pinckney ‘Amazing grace’: Obama reflects on race in powerful eulogy for slain pastor Senator

The pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church and South Carolina state legislator made remarks on the Senate floor on May 9, 2015 regarding the April 2015 shooting of Walter Scott by a police officer.

The pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church and South Carolina state legislator

“Maybe we now realize the way racial bias can affect us even when we don’t realize it,” Obama said, drawing the crowd to their feet. “So that we search our hearts when we consider laws that make it hard for some of citizens to vote. By recognizing our common humanity, by treating every child as important regardless of the color of their skin and the station into which they were born and to do what is necessary to make opportunity real for every American.”

“We are here today to remember a man of god who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead off in the distance,” Obama said. “What a life Clementa Pinckney lived, an example that he set. A model for his faith.”

According to witnesses, Roof told the congregants, “you are raping our women and taking over our country” before he gunned them down.

Obama leads church in singing ‘Amazing Grace’

Federal authorities are now investigating the shooting as a hate crime. Meanwhile, photos have surfaced of Roof posing with Confederate flags and along with a manifesto allegedly attributed to him preaching white supremacy.

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