In honor of MLK Day, I wanted to talk about healing the country’s divisions, since he was so instrumental in healing our racial divisions. It seems we are divided among new lines.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Racial Lines: It seems like this is mostly in our past, but still part we must address. The racial divides seem to be more real, I think, because of tendencies of certain races to belong to certain political parties or religions. Because we organize ourselves to people who think like us and attend the same church, we seem to have some racial pockets.
Elites and Average: This isn’t that some people are actually elite, but the coasts talk about the middle of the country as if the people there are bumpkins. Meanwhile, average people in the Midwest and West look at the coasts as stuck up. I think this is a very big divider in our country, and a place where most of the issues we have stem from.
Political: Republicans and Democrats are at each other’s throats…. like usual. However, it seems as though the rhetoric is elevated. Again, this seems to be happening due to disparities in political alignment between regions. It’s easier to hate the other party when you don’t know many, or any, people who you disagree with.