What are your thoughts about white exceptionalism, guilt, and shame? Have you felt that way? Have you been driven by toxic white guilt? White guilt and shame are the two contenders for me. Those lead me to frustration. Then I have a hard time "doing the work" I need to do as a white person and getting into the uncomfortable conversations that I need to explore. Knowing that I can let the shame and guilt fall away and opt for growth makes this journey easier for me.