More than 100 attend forum on policing and race

More than 100 attend forum on policing and race

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - More than 100 people came to a forum to discuss racism in South Carolina Sunday.

The town hall meeting at the International Longshoreman's Association highlighted African American culture with traditional African dance, songs and poems. The focus, though, was on police and racial injustice in the state.

Government and community leaders talked about the shooting of Walter Scott two weeks ago by Michael Slager. Speakers asked for an ended to violence.

"We believe equality is a right that should be shared by all of us regardless of your skin color," Denise Cromwell said.

"We just need to come together; black, white ; everything," Nicole Singleton, who attended the forum, said. "We just need to come together and stop pretending like race doesn't matter because it does. It's present."

The forum also included time for people to ask questions and talk about times they've been the victim of racism.

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