Fair Oaks, CA
It is extremely difficult for those in the Majority to understand the grinding reality of our structural Racism. Few people have the imagination to place themselves in the lives of others, and even fewer seem to have the willingness to do so. The great bulk of the Majority just doesn’t “get” how hard it is to be a member of the hated, diminished, or feared Minority. Participating in an activity (cycling in this case) where a significant fraction of the people you encounter dislike you on sight can be extremely instructive, especially if you are willing to think about your part-time experience as a model for what others must endure 24 hours a day.