Thank you, Ms. Matti, for writing about your experience and your feelings. I cannot truly know what life is like for a person of color (please forgive me if I am not being PC) but I can appreciate your pain, anger and fear living in a nation that does not respect who you are. I am a white, senior lesbian who has experienced only some of what you and your family have and do every day. Please know that not all white people support the terrible behaviors you describe. Each day I, and many I know, work to overcome fear in my relationships with all people so that I can be a better person and neighbor to all. Again, your courage is acknowledged and appreciated. The very best to you and yours.