We live in an era of social unrest.
From the ripple effect of Dobbs to roiling issues of immigration reform, the U.S. is churning in political discord, triggered in part by the friction between anti-woke nativism and socially progressive ideals. Most protests spring from the generational roots of perceived subjugation: whether it’s a response to the violation of indigenous rights at Standing Rock or the global response to violence unleashed in the Middle East, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” hardly does this reactionary era we’re in, well, justice.
I used to believe that documenting these struggles helped to inspire a greater awareness for addressing their cause, and thus promoted eventual compromise. In truth, the media – even mine – tends to further segregate our opinions by reinforcing a held view. If so, my protest work not only does little good; it could be seen as part of the problem.
Our United States