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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon thought that after 37+ years of living here in Brazil, nothing in the U.S. could really affect him. He was wrong: the Charleston atrocity definitely got to him.

For many years, the Curmudgeon’s bio, down the bottom of his The Rio Times columns, used to claim charter membership in “the most persecuted minority in (North) America today, the WASPs (google it) (get over it).” That will never happen again, because of Charleston and its antecedents.

For those who don’t know the term, WASP is short for “White . . .

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