I am a white male. Race doesn’t play a very important role in my life. I go through my daily activities without having to think about how people view the color of my skin. My uncle, however, is African American. His children, my cousins, have dark skin. Because of that, race plays an important role in their lives. They are subjects of racism every day and feel very strongly about racial issues. I want to relate, but I simply don’t have the same experiences they do. Although we share grandparents, I’ve lived a completely different life and I don’t don’t know how to talk about it.