Dear Violet — I, too, am glad you are back, very glad. I was born in SF in 1947 and lived there and in Oakland/Berkeley Hills until I left forever in 1966. I am white, and always felt guilty about being privileged in the midst of so much pain and turmoil. For most of my life I fought like crazy with my WASP Republican parents (one of the reasons for my departure at 19) because of my “weird” (read non-white, non-Republican, non-conforming) friends. Your piece is beautifully written, and right on point. Welcome back.