Madi — love your views. I’m brown (Mexican Dad/White Mom). The kind of brown that didn’t think about color until I was bused across town where all people talked about was color.
I was the only non-black kid in my neighborhood. I grew up that way and never thought about it until picket signs told me that I wasn’t wanted outside of my neighborhood. Apparently, they didn’t want my friends either.
When some parents made it a white vs black issue, I didn’t know what it meant for brown people. Thankfully, most kids regardless of color or ethnicity, got along just fine.
I hope some day we can think like kids again and see each other for who we are on the inside.