If you had told me 10 years ago that in 2016, America would be more racially charged and divided than it had had been in decades, I would have laughed in your face. Race was no more significant to me (and to everyone I knew) than the color of someone’s hair, or eyes. Then came Obama, our first black president: the final nail in the coffin of racism in American culture––or so I thought. Fast forward to the end of his two terms and you can’t go a day––or a casual scroll through Facebook or Twitter––without seeing some new racially charged meme or headline. So, What happened?