This is not a military state and this is not the Middle East, even though you would think otherwise if you watch the news. Things in our country do need to improve -- too many people needing to heal from their hurts -- but rioting will not fix it. Rioting causes more problems. The way is to define the problem and then find the solution that works. Do not sit back and expect someone else to do it for you because they won't. Figuring out what you want and making a plan on how to get it is the way. As for social change, voting in the candidates who you want to make the changes happen is the answer. Vote in all elections you are eligible for. Make your voice heard!