I am a white woman who people mistake as conservative. A simple way for me to think about the race issues in the US today (and, I know, things are not simple) relate to “we” or “me” thinking. “We” thinkers know we are all connected, and that the strength is to accept and help each other, even though we may be different. “Me” thinkers put themselves first, and are threatened by losing power and privilege, so they resist change and look for excuses not to accept those who are different from themselves (protesters, people who break the law, etc.). I’d rather live in a “We” community and nation, where everyone feels heard, valued and supported. We have a long way to go, and am hopeful we will get there.