RE: the race discussions- wouldn’t it be a more genuine and more appreciated and feel like you finally had been accepted for who you are not color of your skin if it came to you as a real gesture from the white people from their own accord and not because you forced it on them. I’ve never understood this. If you encourage people to treat each other with love and mutual respect the acknowledgement grows out of that on it’s own accord. That would mean true change happened. This is a facade. Sorry.