I have identified a few flaws in prior conversations around the topic of race. The most difficult ones are usually with my brother - he's definitely into conspiracy theories, and claims he's not racist, but then challenges the notion of systemic racism, and the BLM movement with clear support of ALM...he's missing the point. My intentions are to help him see that his silence, and his voice in contrast to the facts (which he wont' see) is exactly the problem. It's exhausting and infuriating. I am looking forward to having more conversations with him as I learn more but using some of these tools is hard in this situation since I know his story/his stories. What I can do is reflect on the notion that he is still a good man in many ways. And if he IS in fact "non-racist" then I think there is hope to help him move along the continuum, too. So, I definitely think the handouts help reiterate a lot of the content in this training, and they are definitely helpful. As I continue to learn and practice speaking up using my new knowledge I will get better. I hope my relationship with family, with people like my brother, can grow stronger through this, even tho its hard right now.