But in finding bits of shared experience, there could be a feeling of unsiloing oneself, of belonging to something larger.
I’m not, of course, the only one aware of a change in the winds, away from the notion of a post-racial America, toward understanding that Americans are acutely aware of race and also content defying its cold categorizations.
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