I think it is inherently uncomfortable to discuss race as a white person, which I'm glad is emphasized in this training and in readings I've been engaging in. I've felt 'white guilt' often in the past, and going through this training has certainly brought that back up at times. I'm not sure if guilt is a necessary component to occur when trying to work to disassemble racism, but in my experience those feelings of guilt or shame haven't been sufficient to take action. I know at times they have actually prevented action, when I enter a "freeze" response. I think discomfort is to be expected in this territory, and is just part of the journey for white folks. But what gives me hope is the idea that racism is not a static concept: I am not racist or not racist, or anti-racist, as a constant. Rather, I get to chose to act on ideas that are either racist (consciously or no) or anti-racist. To me that brings a lot of hope about what we can do to describe racism where it lays- and remove racist or add anti-racist policies.