in the united states with multiple political views, it's easy to find someone who differs views about the economy, foreign affairs, and domestic affairs. today in 2018, there is a large divide between the conservatives and the liberals, in issues ranging from gun violence to basic human rights. in many conservative, predominantly white communities, many children grow up with a mindset similar to their parents. they grow up with ideals that follow those of Christianity as well as ideals that align with white supremacy. as a result of this, when many of these children from these communities go out into the world, they are racist, sexist, and are bigoted towards people different than themselves because they have only ever known other white people. in many cases, these communities aren't that far away from us. they use racial slurs and terms that never had any consequences when living at home. with less diversity in their communities, they grow up with a low tolerance for differences and a mindset of their own superiority. like many school in the northeast ohio, where many communities are predominantly white, many teenagers are brought up with ideas of racism and people that are different than them should be treated less than humans. but as a country, the idea of equality should not be a far-fetched, radical idea. it has been forty years following the civil rights movement and yet people are unable to see that human beings are human beings and should not be treated any less. why, i ask, as a society, are we regressing back into inhumane ideas of the past instead of progressing into an equal and just future?