In light of the Zimmerman verdict, we have seen passionate positions both in favor of Mr. Zimmerman’s acquittal and against Mr. Zimmerman’s acquittal. Those in favor of his acquittal, cite the facts and the lack of facts in the case. Those against his acquittal, cite the plight of Black Americans. To be certain, there is a divide in this country that exhibits itself in many ways and has nothing to do with the color of one’s skin. The Zimmerman trial shone light on the diametrically opposed methods of handling discontent. It is the difference between rational thought v. irrational hate and manifests itself as those who chose to protest when they object to current events and those who chose to riot when they object to current events.