Many residents in predominantly white communities are divided over the message or whether bigotry is prevalent in their towns

EASTON, Mass.Kristan Martin, owner of the Cottage Beauty Lounge on Main Street, said she didnt think too much about race before the video of George Floyds death at the hands of police raised protests and the nations attention.
Weve lived in this bubble, she said. Her town is about 25 miles southeast of Boston and nearly 90% white. Ms. Martin describes her regret about not speaking up earlier, especially the time her 11-year-old son, who is biracial, told her that he didnt like the color of his skin.