Charlottesville: What Happened and What Young People Can Do
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I fail to see how counter protesting (or most protests, for that matter) can lead to positive change. I mean, what does it even do? Make people madder about a situation? Create distaste for people that already hold contradicting opinions? I haven’t seen a single modern protest help, so it baffles me that they continue to be considered helpful. I’m not saying there aren’t problems, but can’t we find a better way to bring about change?

From my experience, some of the best things you can do in these situations are to talk through problems or have a one on one conversation with the group you oppose. This creates understanding, and unlike sitting around and yelling some vague chant, it actually means something.

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