It is my hope that white people will read this and not react in the typical manner. I appreciate your honesty and willingness to be vulnerable with the TRUTH of how you feel as a black citizen of the United States. Please know that people like you, who were willing to be brutally honest and not hold back, are the exact reason this white man from Alabama is no longer blind to his privilege. Honestly, I still struggle at times, because the entire system is so sneaky there are moments when I am caught off guard. I still have experiences in which I realize there is a another aspect of my life which is easy or possible mainly because of my skin. Today, however, I struggle to understand how any white person is unable to grasp that we DO NOT live in daily fear that our white loved ones won’t return home because they had an encounter with the police. That is simply not an experience that white people have.