I think before I begin I have to say why I'm here ... & how I got here & that I'm grateful this training is being offered. My frustration has been building for a long time over the continuing murders of unarmed black people. My frustration has to do with an inner knowing that I need to find some way to do something about it. This week I saw a lot of people (creative folks with you tube channels and Instagram profiles) pressured to make statements ... or slammed for saying the "wrong" things in regard to the issue of racism and Black Lives Matter. And that's when I knew that I don't even know enough to know whether I would be offensive in anything I might say in an effort to "help". So I was looking for how to educate myself. Online I saw a link to this training and I knew it would be good because I trust the woman who posted it - she is a spiritual mentor. I am glad I came here even if all I had gotten was the explanation in the beginning of the difference between a non-racist and an anti-racist person. The overview of terms (super helpful) is printed out for me on my desk so I can understand all the terminology as well. And that is amazingly helpful. It's painful to learn about "white exceptionalism" and to ponder how bad is my level of that kind of thinking? I know I thought "I'm a good person" and "I vote for people who will do the right thing". And in my heart I believe I will take immediate action if I ever to see abuse in person like we've now all seen on TV -- murder taking place right before our eyes ...and then my mind says -- what ... call 911 and say that a policeman is murdering someone ... ! I'm here to figure out a more active role for myself now. The videos were mostly familiar things I've learned about in various different places over the years ... but it was still shocking to see them all in one place and realize how much bigger this is than even the horror we are now witnessing in a blatant way. I've always wondered who we think we are as a country to deny access to anyone when nearly all of us (our ancestors) immigrated here. My biggest takeaway is that the problem of racism is bigger than I thought and affects way more races than I thought in ways that are both obvious and hidden. I can now see why demand has been so vocal for everyone to step up and become active fighters against racism. Sorry for the long reflection. Thank you for offering this training.