Racism is one of the biggest conflicts this country has faced and still faces till this day. African Americans and other minorities have fought for their freedom, and have worked extremely hard for equality and equity. Last year, we saw how divided this country got when George Floyd was killed by a brutal police officer. People were ravaged by the death of Floyd and took to the streets to protest that “Black Lives Matter”. We have see throughout history, similar events taking place where African Americans have strived for their rights and justice. Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” is a beautiful poem about how powerful African Americans are despite the way they’re viewed and treated. No matter how much you hurt “us”, we will rise. No matter how much pain we’ll endure, there will be a light at the tunnel. African Americans stand together in a picture by “TIMES’ Top 100 Pictures” where one individual is crying with his arms linked to two other people protesting against police brutality.