There are times as a white person that I do feel guilty, ashamed, and angry. I also feel sad that people that I care about, those I call friends and colleagues, go through life always having to be aware of their blackness, or their "otherness". I feel guilty for living my life so unaware of my own biases and what the world is really like. Now that I know, I can't unknow. But I can unlearn. I can unlearn things I have been taught and have believed. I can make a conscious effort to be more self-aware and also to have more grace with those around me.