Here are two op-ed pieces from the NY Times. Hope that you are able to get both links. One is kind of pessimistic and hard to figure out (Douthat), and the other (Kristof) charts a suggested way forward. Both regard race relations after Ferguson. Give each one a read and figure it out for yourself. I know one thing for sure, and it's that the Robert's wing of the Supreme Court had it all wrong in figuring that things were better:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
-- Dr. Seuss