The Daily Show host and comedian Jon Stewart has used his platform to deliver an impassioned speech discussing the massacre of nine people at the Charleston Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church.

The shooting has been described as a racist hate crime. The alleged killer, Dylann Roof, 21, has been apprehended. Seconds before the attack, authorities said Roof stood up and announced he was there to "shoot black people."

Stewart dropped his usual jocular approach to deliver an emotional talk on a "racist culture" that bred Dylann Roof to kill nine people. The full transcript is below:

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