The Future of Pern
Tensions Politically and Racially
Up until about 100 years ago, only humans were allowed to ride dragons. However, all races now are allowed. But there are still many that feel that dragonriders, and humans in general, discriminate against other races, and the gaps between them all is growing. On the other side, many humans think it was a mistake to enlist other races in the dragonriders. So there are two different groups now that are on both sides of the argument. One is the Equality for All, which is a group made up of all races, including some humans who are let in rarely. Their symbol is simply a white flower. And then there is the human group, which the name is known only to its members, although they have a symbol that they use instead which is a white dragon against a black background. The Equality group insists they are peaceful, but both groups are known for terrorist tactics. These two groups just cause the gaps to widen in between racial groups.