Five years after the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, officials in Charleston, S.C., announced a plan to remove a monument to the prominent slavery defender John C. Calhoun.
Rick RojasA year ago, I was editing @GiuliaMcDonnell's stories at the NYT Student Journalism Institute. Today, we're sharing a byline in The New York Times, where she's now my colleague on the @NYTNational desk.
Protests over George Floyd’s death have reached small towns like Petal, Miss., a predominantly white community where neighbors are confronting one another and talking about racial divides.
Rick RojasProtests are popping up in small towns, too.
Here's my story from Petal, Miss., where the mayor's tweets about George Floyd have drawn demonstrators and stirred painful conversations about race and being black while living in a mostly white community.