Why Are Americans So Angry?

Writing at BlackAmericaWeb, Don Lemon raises a salient question about escalating violence in America: Why are we so angry? He explores solutions.

NYC police are weighing charges regarding a confrontation between a group of motorcyclists and an SUV. (CBS screenshot)

Why does a minor infraction, like someone cutting you off in traffic or jumping the line in the grocery store, many times escalate into angry words, fist throwing and sometimes even death?

Why is it that when we disagree with a friend, a loved one, a public figure or a commentator; we result to nasty name calling, bashing and threats on Twitter, on Facebook and on blogs?

It’s really disgusting and it’s frightening.

Read Don Lemon’s entire piece at BlackAmericaWeb.

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