My parents moved my sister and I out of Milwaukee in the early 1970′s to avoid the repercussions of desegregation. We were very young at the time so we did not understand the reason for the move. Later on my siblings and I attended an inner city high school, Washington Park High School, in Racine, WI where we had friends of many races. Black, Latino, Asian, and White. It was not until almost a decade ago, eight years, when I dated and later married a black Latina woman. I credit my family, schooling, and friendships with enabling me to not see my wife as black and Latina, but just as a woman. My wife is remarkable.