Relationships sound like a great idea for people. There are a lot of people who try to make the argument that Marxist professors turned me into a social justice warrior. That’s complete crap. Having a diverse social circle from a young age is what made my wedding photos look like the United Nations. That started with boys and girls in my neighborhood when I was ten years old. Our interactions growing up made all the difference in the world. No book, no bespectacled lecturer, no ivy tower influenced my thinking about racism. Actual people who I danced with, laughed with, got anger at, made up with, learned from, and learned with made all the difference.