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Current Events / Politics PopWrapped | Current Events

No, It's Not Just Politics

Mary Kiser | PopWrapped Author

Mary Kiser

Staff Writer
08/22/2017 3:27 pm
PopWrapped | Current Events
No, It's Not Just Politics  | Politics
Media Courtesy of CNBC

Lately the United States seethes tension and turmoil.

Since Donald Trump's election, people went wild with their years of pent-up emotion, which came in-full-force after the violent protests Charlottesville, Virginia. When hundreds of white supremacists marched on behalf of a Robert E. Lee statue and other "Confederate monuments," which resulted in injury and death. The men with torches and pitchforks, literally, faced off with opposition against their alt-right rallies, which ended in injury and death.

A car careened into the crowd, hurting 19 individuals and killing Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old crusader.

National outrage poured in from all states, and other people protested in response to the violence. "Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters are converging on a 'Free Speech Rally' in the US city of Boston that features far-right speakers," a BBC article states. The anger between the right and left boiled over on August 13, but anger seems settled across the country. And now politics looks silly in the reality of so much adversity.

Maybe ideology holds no bearings anywhere except a college classroom, but people need to think about the root of the problem - racism.

Regardless of last year's election or Trump's silent support of neo-Nazis, suppressed feelings overflowed, particularly, last weekend. With protesters marching for equality, peace, and love against the alt-right regime, at least people are experiencing release and realization. Instead of focusing on freaking stone and bricks-and-mortar, the focus must shift to what needs more renovation than a Virginian city: understanding. Honestly, if people could express their concerns in a calm, open-minded, and non-invasive way, others may welcome different ideas and opinions. But nothing seems to change more than one-hundred years of discrimination, not even the passionate protests in Massachusetts.

At least it's sparked attention and interest, though.


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