Regardless of polarized judgments, assertions and even commentary, the generation of discussion about race relations is something we all must look at. It is important with the amount of pseudo-social groups to understand prior civil events. Incidents like the beating of Rodney King become different narratives that help convey the story of American history. Not only do these events convey American history, they also illustrate how social implications can inspire change.
After many years people still recall the mournful cry of King whose vicious beating by members of the Los Angeles police department was caught on video. “Can We All Just Get Along?” was a phrased uttered by King in a time of much turmoil and disparity.
At the time of the King’s brutal beating, I was barely old enough to understand ramifications of not working together. I only knew I had to share my paper with someone who forgot to bring his or her paper to school. But after having different experiences and studying about civil issues, I have learned that sharing with my fellow peers was only the first step in building relationships.