I honestly don't know how ready I am to confront racism in my daily life, but this training has helped. I guess if I want to be an effective ally to BIPOC, I have to first square up with the fact that I am not perfect myself. That this is a learning process. That being a member of the majority population in the US, my state, city and neighborhood, I represent the status quo. I feel fully committed to the work and the "only" thing I need now is opportunities to practice my de-escalation skills and try to reach the hearts and minds of other people who look like me by speaking with the integrity of someone who has tried to move from ignorance to allyship.