My family is incredibly diverse, racially, culturally and religiously. I feel fortunate to have spent a life within environments where peoples’ superficial traits aren’t the focus. An aspect of overcoming racism and prejudices is learning to let go of categories and labels and to stop (whomever you are and whatever group you are identifying with) blaming, demanding and using aggressive speech to make your beliefs and emotions known. Coexistence at its most peaceful does require an amount of color blindness among societies, we are all the same physiologically, intellectually and emotionally. The ways we categorize ourselves become harmful when they become everything. I’m peacefully unapologetic for this perspective.