After watching the videos and looking at the handouts, I am feeling more empowered to have difficult conversations about race. I really found the Jay Smooth talk and his analogies helpful. It's important to remember to look at this with a growth mindset. We are all at different places on an awareness spectrum and our job isn't to scream at others (or ourselves) for not being far enough along: that is ego work. Our goal should be to help one another reach new understanding in how we can be allies and how we can work together to make society more equitable.