Tag: racial tensions

In the past few months, racial tensions have been on the rise between blacks and whites. The police shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri sparked a nationwide debate about race that has absolutely no signs of slowing down. In response to the controversy surrounding Ferguson and other incidents like it across America, President Barack Obama created a task force in November 2014 with Vice President Joe Biden serving as chairman. They released their report on March 4th 2015 which contains many recommendations for how to move forward in addressing this problem.