Very true, and thank you. What’s more, it seems biases can change significantly. I say that because over the years, I’ve gradually switched from being a white racist from a white racist family living in ground zero for racism in America (the MS Delta), to the present day wherein I have only two White friends (whom I rarely see), and my social circle is now entirely Asian or Black. I’ve often found myself making untoward assumptions of my fellow Whites (and the memory of a White state worker whose racism led her to shut down my wife’s business based on wildly false assumptions doesn’t help). It’s as if I’m living the opposite version of an experience that Jesse Jackson described back in the 1990’s. Is it still racism, or is it holding my own race to the same standard I once held other races? I don’t know.

In the end, it is as you so succinctly implied, that all we can do is to conduct ourselves in a way that our actions and deeds are neither malicious or shameful, but worthy of emulation.

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