In reflecting on the first part of this module, I think I do experience some "white exceptionalism". I'm not comfortable with that phrase, however, and that's been interesting to experience. I was raised in and still live in a small, predominantly white area and conservative area. I think this has made me a bit smug about my non-racism. However, I don't believe I am putting in the "anti-rascist" work that would be required of a good ally. Some of that is just genuine lack of opportunity due to the demographics of where I live, but not all of it. The video of the panel of white people having a discussing about race was interesting as it seemed one lady got very defensive over the term "white guilt". And you hear that a lot: "what do I have to be guilty of". But I appreciated some of the comments in terms of, did we ask about the trainings and things like that. My family might not have owned slaves but I can still ask about these things and draw attention and awareness to existing disparities. I don't know if I've ever been driven by toxic white guilt, but again, the opportunity hasn't necessarily come up, so it's difficult to say.