To understand the place race has in our lives, it is important to be self-educated.
Despite what many say to the contrary, skin matter does matter in international aid. People should be conscious that many of those who go abroad to help others come from countries that are partially responsible for the underdevelopment in the first place.
Both the shooting in Ferguson and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge have evoked strong responses in social media. We must remember to address the important issues for their own sake, not for our own benefit.