What do abuse and racism have in common? Everything. The parallel between individual emotional abuse (which is most always the precursor to all other types of abuse) and racism (which includes every type of abuse on a multi-generational mass level) is a big, horrific YES. Jaelyn Coates, thank you for showing us how that "power over/power under" dynamic we see and may experience individually can give those who have not personally experienced racism new eyes to see. Too often in our ignorance, we are the "flying monkeys" doing the dirty work for the abuser/abusive system, not realizing the harm and secondary abuse we are inflicting. The parallel is stunning. And so, so heart-breaking on every level.