Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, explains the deeper implications of the Emanuel Church massacre in South Carolina in a 10-minute interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Gilkes addresses the significance of the timing of the shootings around “Juneteenth,” the persistent legacies of slavery and Jim Crow, and the significance of the confederate flag as a Klan banner of anti-civil rights sentiment. “It’s from a tradition of violent terrorism that he [Dylann Roof] took his script,” she said on the program titled Religion and Ethics Report.