I feel like as I learn more about the injustices that people go through daily whether they show physically another color of skin or have another cultural identity that is not recognized immediately (or ever) I see more of how this should not be a burden to learn about, but rather a duty. The other side is wondering if this is enough, since the common experience is not there.
I am reminded of the protest I attended recently for Black Lives Matter and how I was impacted. A white woman, peacefully protesting, in the path of pepper spray that the police sprayed without any cause. A man with darker skin was in front of me and injured, but I only happened to be behind him. I was shocked and panicked, and a Black man behind me told me that it was "all part of it," as he may have seen how one can be going about their day and receive this treatment merely for existing. I don't know that I would be able to understand how very privileged lighter skinned people are without this experience. What do you think?