Two years ago, the Charlottesville rally woke America up. In 2017, many of us believed that we lived in a post racial and religious society. We judged our fellow citizen as individuals, not based on factors such as race, religion, family origin, etc.
Then Nazis marched through Charlottesville carrying lighted tiki torches stating that “Jews will not replace us”. By the time all was said and done, Heather Heyer was dead after being hit by a car driven by a neo-Nazi.
Looking back, the signs of a rising acceptance of hatred and prejudice was there, if one only paid attention to the signs. Though I firmly believe that you know who is partly to blame, he is not the sole reason for the riot.
Sometimes, change only comes with a hard knock. Two years, America had it’s hard knock. The question, as I see it, how we, as Americans proceed from here. Do we let these neo-Nazis and members of the alt-right hijack this country or do we tell them in no uncertain terms that this country belongs to everyone, regardless of labels?
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Great post! This is hopefully a hiccup in our country’s history. Voting in the primaries and in the general election is how I plan to change things.