Many thanks Dr. P. I spend a great deal of time (or used to til Covid) in developing countries, which means I am often a minority. Since I travel solo and am a journalist, those opportunities provide immense growth for seeing people as they are and not as some kind of human pangolin. It's hard to express the value that a Southern upbrining to displaced Northern civil rights parents offered, people who emphasized that brilliance and competence aren't owned by a skin color. Given that so many of us do not have access to that POV, it's a lifelong journey to hold that space, make room for people to show up as they are rather than to have to bloody well beat down our resistance to who and what they are because of confirmation bias. It's exhausting to watch those I love go through this.

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