Amazingly beautiful piece of writing. My girlfriend is African-American and I worry constantly about her since she lives in another city 2 1/2 hours away. I will never understand why people judge based on skin color, religion or any of the other things that make us different. And yet, we aren’t really different, we are all human beings. It is the jaundiced eye of bigotry that creates the differences and we, as humans, need to move past that and learn to judge people solely by their actions.