America’s longest running, and sadly most realistic, reality show debuted another new and depressing episode. “At about 8 P.M. last night, a young man walked into the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston and took a seat.” An hour later, he started shooting and didn’t stop until nine people were dead. Amy Davidson in The New Yorker: Dylann Roof and a Night of Hate in Charleston.

+ Slate: Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church isn’t just a church. It is a historic symbol of black resistance to slavery and racism.

+ The Atlantic: Thugs and terrorists have attacked black churches for generations.

+ From wearing a jacket with an Apartheid-era South African flag to the .45-caliber pistol his dad got him for his birthday, here’s what we know about Dylann Roof.