Protesting is a part of the American DNA; when voices unite, there are real results.
With so many protests taking place, America feels like it’s on the cusp of a political revolution.
There’s an outcry for empathy and for concrete action to fix the inequalities baked into our society. Bernie Sanders whipped his following into a frenzy in the hope of reforming what many perceive to be a broken and outdated system. Black Lives Matter marches have taken over streets and highways, demanding justice for slain black men, women, and kids. There have been violent clashes as various groups fight to be heard.
With protest after protest, many people may be asking themselves: Do protests actually make a difference?
Here’s the answer: They do, even if it takes a while to see results.
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