The country’s history and current tension around race and ethnicity create a pull in which some of us need to talk about it, while others of us are so afraid, ashamed and uncomfortable that we only HEAR the concerns of others rather than listening, reflecting and perhaps even learning from them. Some want so much to believe that the “we are all human” mantra covers and fixes everything, when maybe part of “the fix” is acknowledging our differences. We are human. Our differences underscores the fact that we’re not clones. Let’s acknowledge that and move forward.