Obama says South Carolina shooting shows racism remains a 'blight' in US

June 20, 2015 01:20

 In the aftermath of the South Carolina shooting at a black church, President Barack Obama told US mayors on Friday that racism remains a "blight" that the United States has to "combat together."

Obama also reiterated his support for gun control legislation, saying tragedies like the one in South Carolina call for a response beyond grief.

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