It’s amazing that you read this, understood my intentions, and agreed with me. It shouldn’t be amazing. Calling for a moratorium on identity politics madness shouldn’t be a super-edgy, contrarian move…but here we are. Everything you said gives me hope. There are rational people who try and check racism (including its socially acceptable permutations) in the public sphere, but they seem to spend most of their energy on refuting claims of bigotry (of course). So connecting with other reasonable civilians who sincerely want to build a better world, free of prejudice, means everything to me. Thanks very much for your response.