This makes total sense to me. I don’t remember whether I ever told myself I wasn’t racist when I was younger, but I do not tell myself that anymore, because I *know* I still harbor less than equitable feelings about people of other races. For example, I was just reading something today or yesterday about how we see black girls as defiant (among other things) and black women as intimidating. That rang true for me — I do often find black women intimidating. That’s got to come across in my body language and it’s not even a message I want to convey — I mean, I figure I can’t get over the being intimidated if I never interact with black women. Right? Right. So it’s good to know that it IS possible to work through this stuff.