I want to understand and feel

Catherine Sullivan,
Keene, NH

I am a very white woman raised by two very Irish Catholics. As I move through this world and meet people from all backgrounds, I feel uneasy that I cannot empathize with the prejudices and hardships lots of people face simply due to the color of their skin. I am educated on the unjustness in the world, but I always think it is unfair of me to think I understand the pain that race can bring into a life. While I am thankful that I have never experienced this, I wish I could know the right thing to say in regards to it without applying my privilege.


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