Is America as Totally F*cked as it Seems?

U.S. has bigger problem than we want to admit via CNN.com

U.S. has bigger problem than we want to admit
via CNN.com

How to (really) achieve the 'important conversation' via The Chicago Tribune

How to (really) achieve the 'important conversation'
via The Chicago Tribune

THE BASICS: In the wake of Baton Rogue, Minnesota, Dallas and countless other violent events, CNN's Fareed Zakaria writes that the combination of the crucial role of police in any civilized society, coupled with America's long history of institutionalized racism, creates a dilemma that is nearly impossible to overcome, but the first step is admitting we have a serious problem. Dan Proft of the Chicago Tribune, one the other hand, argues that Americans of all races are more united than the current rhetoric would have us believe, and we, as a nation, have the tools we need to navigate this chapter of our history.