Peer Pressure Hurts
Aside from lack of racial sensitivity, I believe peer pressure played a huge part in racial violence. Whenever a group of teenagers gather together, they get brave and do stupid things. It's often a false sense of being cool and searching for acceptance that motivates irresponsible actions.
The question is, how can we prevent further racial violence from happening? Those youth will need guidance and counseling to learn how to take responsibility for their actions. Where can they get help? Who's going to provide the necessary programs that they need? The community needs to come up with solutions.