The media has brought to the forefront cases that have caused public outrage and concern. From the curious case of Trayvon Martin killed by George Zimmerman, Michael Brown gunned down as an unarmed felon, to the disturbing incidents surrounding the death of Sandra Bland, there is a definite rise in racial tensions across the United States as the media blares a giant searchlight on situations of African Americans in some sort of confrontation with a Caucasian.
When these incidents come into the public eye, they lead to an overarching question: “Why?” One black man made a very famous statement while being beaten by a group of police officers: “Can’t we all just get along?” The statement has been taken seriously and at the same time, been made a parody. But the question, however one puts it remains. “Can’t we all just get along?”
Is racism simply part of America’s DNA — what makes up this country? Is this just a thing we have to live with and accept? Will those who try to work to bring harmony on either side be ridiculed? Why can’t we as a nation get past this? Why does it keep rearing its head?
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