This was a clean honest account of what your life has been to this point. It’s ALL a constant learning experience, and there are very few “woke” people. I do my best to learn as much as I can about other cultures so that I’m not caught settling, or feeling as if I’m so woke that I know what the experience is like. My advice to you is to keep on “listening”. That’s one of the most important things that I can pass on to any non-Black person. You have to first listen, actively, then speak. But when speaking, don’t make it about your feelings. At the bottom of it all, discussing and dealing with race is typically about making white people feel comfortable. That approach has been fully ineffective. Your awakening is off to a good start. Thanks for sharing such a good piece of writing.