Ever since I have married a black man, my views on race and racism have changed a lot.
All the more, after our beautiful mixed-race twin boys came into this world.
Before that, I had thought I knew what black people go through during their lives.
I thought some of them had it harder than others, that some were exaggerating the issue, and that some were being unnecessarily paranoid…
Today I know that my opinions were wrong and rather naive.
How could they not be?
As a white person, I had never remotely come even close to understand what black people have to go through on a daily basis. I am not saying what the majority of black people go through because – as I also only understand now – ALL black people come across hate and racism at more than one occasion in their lives. Regardless of where they now live or the country of birth.