Wow, there's so much to unpack in this thread but I just wanted to pop in to say that being the only black person somewhere and being the only white person somewhere are NOT the same thing. (I'm white, btw.) It might feel uncomfortable to be the only white person for various reasons, but the history of racism and all the structures built and maintained to support racism just don't affect white people the same way they affect black people. I won't go into the more traumatic, graphic illustrations of that history because the black people reading this thread don't need to encounter that casually, but don't forget about the 750,000 white people who fought AGAINST freeing the slaves. Where in this nation's history did 750,000 black people all get together and decide whites deserved to be treated worse than cattle, and then fight and die for that? Hmm? And it's not just history. Generations of discrimination are alive and well today. It's just different. Don't conflate the two.