I am a white woman who was raised in a small town which at the time had only one or two black families in it. Those families were well-known families and when I was young it was cool to know the kids. That’s all I really remember. Yet it was not so cool to be an indigenous child in my town. There were definitely a lot of racial slurs and biases towards indigenous families in my youth. There still are. I remember when I was 12 my boyfriend was indigenous and I didn’t really think anything of it except for that I liked him. But I think my parents were concerned. They didn’t say too much but I remember getting the feeling that it wasn’t OK. For some reason or maybe because of how I was raised I think I associate socio- economic status with racist thoughts, more than I do just race itself. I’m not sure if that’s entirely true but it is my thinking at the moment. It is something I will be curious about going forward.