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Biden condemns white supremacy in a campaign speech at a church where Black people were killed

By COLLEEN LONG, ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — At a Black church, President Joe Biden says white supremacy is a “poison” and has no place in America. In a campaign speech Monday, he underscored what he wants Americans to know he believes is at stake in the November presidential election. He is revisiting some of the nation’s worst traumas to highlight what happens when hate is allowed to fester. Biden traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday to speak at Mother Emanuel AME Church. That’s where nine Black churchgoers were shot to death during Bible study in 2015. Biden’s event comes after his blunt speech last Friday condemning political violence on the eve of the anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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