Recent events have really made me challenge my own thoughts and the perceptions that I have been taught. I consciously make an effort to expose myself to the injustices that are occuring in the world around me. I actively seek stories and look into them instead of listening to what my peers/the media feeds to me. I used to be the person to say, “Stop making everything about race.” and the other common phrases you hear these days. But after challenging myself and diving into the issues on my own, I’m so glad that I’ve learned that there are REAL issues going on. I now spend time trying to educate others, while continuing to educate myself. I think that education is the most important part. People will not change their views on this unless they are educated about it.