Leigh, you’ve provided a succint yet powerful way to respond to anyone who suggests race is a construct. The reality of what Black and Brown people experience day in and day out deserves to be not only acknowledged but addressed by our legal, housing, and educational systems. Dismissing the impact of that reality only perpetuates the problem. And yes, those who promote this approach are at fault. Thank you for writing this. I’ll also be sharing this with my daughter.

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