One of the most depressing things can be that moment when you find out someone you have known for years isn't who you thought they were. If someone is racist, homophobic, sexist or simply a person with ugly ideas, I guess that truth will always come out eventually. Ain't got no time for those individuals in my life. Love and accept others, don't resent and fear them for their differences.
There is never justification to destroy your own city. Racism will sometimes rear its ugly head but that must be faced with positive and peaceful protest. Not carnage. A great number of these people rioting and looting do so out of selfish agendas and likely don't even know or care what sparked these issues. Shame on those tearing Baltimore apart. This is not how you begin real change. It is not how you combat prejudice. They simply create more.