We have been learning about diversity and racism since I can remember; however, it does not seem to be sinking in. This article explains race as a very broad idea that is complex and hard to assign just one definition to. Race cannot be chosen and its a fact of life, people are going to be different from you, and it is okay.  It amazed me in the story when the author told about how his eight year old cousin called his African American friend a very bad racial slur. What could possibly make a kid at age eight want to hurt somebody like that, and where is he learning this? None the less I feel that this article was helpful because it thoroughly in depth explained race and gave us a better understanding of where the author was coming from.        Meghan Bathke