Why should we care so much?

Depew, NY

I understand that race is significant. I understand that it’s such a big part of people’s identities. I’m just wondering: why should it? We don’t have to see everything through a racial lens. Not everything is motivated or affected by race. I just think it’s more divisive than anything. Race is a social construct. Ethnicity, lineage, and culture are better ways to describe ourselves, but I still think that all those things can interact and we don’t always have to fall within hard-set lines.


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