Hmmmm -- appreciate the interesting counter- arguments here. I have found in years of conversations (not just recently) that most people of color (especially Afro-American women) that I actually know would disagree with you that I,as a white person, should not be doing the things you list. In fact they have encouraged me to do all of the above. Of course they would say I should be doing them AND doing your "counter offers" as well, so I am trying to do both. Of course, I understand also that the conversation with people I know, especially black people is going to be different with me, so....... I do understand your reasoning here and appreciate the thought-provocation. We can not stop thinking, thinking, thinking and then thinking some more -- and acting, acting, acting and then acting some more. Be brave, be safe, be hopeful! -- Jane

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