I appreciate your candor. I think it's interesting because I have friends who say that she should have known better to think that the institution would act any differently than how they've handled such crises in the past, and, that the best thing she should have done was to stay quiet and 'deal with it' -- as if that canceled out the legitimacy of what she is experiencing. I find this whole story an excellent example of racism that many people of color go through and I think it's crap that we have to explain all of this to justify our feelings. I'm right there with you - it's not as easy for some to understand because it's not as plain an example the overt cross burning, as you say. Interestingly enough, I think talking about feelings publicly and sharing in the way that Meghan and Harry did is very rooted in American culture, too. That's a huge thing here too, that shouldn't be ignored. I enjoyed the read!