I grew up in a racially diverse community – people weren’t necessarily divided by race, but usually a mix of race, socioeconomic status and egalitarian apathy. There are many ways to slice that pie on figuring out what equality is – but I find that the 2016 Presidential race is revealing a dark underside to America that pop culture was letting dissipate quietly or at least not be agitated. President Obama has been an exemplary leader in many respects and now we are faced with a Presidential race that has been marred by all sorts of mud slinging and possibly slander. T rump’s rallies have been mongering hate rallies and protests across the nation – on both sides. While I wish the best candidate win and I have a little bit of faith in the American system to properly vet each candidate – but the Republican party has placed an incredibly high tolerance and heeded many hateful words from their candidates this time around. America has so much power, but it still in an incredible fragile state of world politics (and almost always will be). I pray that our nation would place their vote responsibly.