Amy: your story struck a powerful chord in me. I share your twin concerns about racism and about the divisiveness of our politics and our need to come together. But the answers I believe in are very different from yours.
Tracking those differences, I started to write a reply to you here, but it kept expanding to the point where it was a piece of its own, and a much longer one than yours. I haven’t published it yet, and I would like to check in with you before I do (I hope to get this up on Medium by Wednesday), to make sure you feel that I am representing you fairly. If you are willing, please email me here, and I will share my draft with you: ben(at)conversationcollaborative(dot)com