Oh my goodness, we have so much in common. Growing up poor white people in communities with large numbers of black people, being blocked from seeing our white privilege by our economic disadvantage for a while, learning the hard way through the pain of a community member’s experience. Having PCOS. Living in Minnesota (now, I didn’t grow up here).
I think that white people should be reading the works of people of color for the most part with one exception. I think pieces like yours are critical. We have to role model for other white people what the process of learning looks like. You did that beautifully here.