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Describe some of the challenges facing the American people during the late 20th and early 21st centuries The late 20th and early 21st century could be described as a era of senseless violence and broad misunderstandings of humanity as a whole. This is an era of people who neglect to see the American people and American life for what it really is. We learn our history, but don’t use it to our advantage. We see people, but don’t see them for who they really are. However, Maya Angelou and Richard Blanco have seemingly observed these characteristics of society and shed light on the problem using a big platform. In their poems “On the Pulse of Morning” and “One today”, Maya Angelou and Richard Blanco attempt to send a message to society using powerful poems filled with metaphors and harsh realities people tend to shy away from. A huge challenge faced in today's society are the immoral people whose actions reside in not only America, but the hearts and lives of its people. For instance, school shootings seem

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