“the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.”
Source: Google Definer
Upon reading the article “60 Years Later, Echoes of Emmett Till’s Killing”, the author quoted a previous written article about the Charleston Church Massacre, stating his opinion on Dylan Roof’s motives, and his sense of “Altruism” in his actions. It’s an essential word in his article, due to the sarcastic nature of which he quotes it . It voices the fact that he is against the actions committed, and on the side of victims of said massacre.