In a black church outside St. Louis Tuesday, Hillary Clinton bowed her head, folded her hands across her lap and patiently accepted a ceremonial blessing.

“Lord, we lift up our collective voices to say, it’s not enough,” prayed local reverend Karen Anderson. “There are those who are still suffering from injustice, there are those who are still fighting for basic human rights, those are those who are feeling helpless and hopeless and those who still live on the margins.”

Clinton was sitting in a folding chair in Christ the King Church just a few miles from last summer’s violent unrest in Ferguson, the result of a late-breaking decision to visit a local church in Missouri to talk about race and a broader campaign goal. In the week since the Charleston massacre, she has addressed race directly in her public appearances and spoken about the persistence of prejudice. It’s part of…

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