Random fact about me: I grew up in a pretty diverse community and floated along in my bubble until I joined the Jewish community. I just became much more aware of the color of my skin and what that meant to some people and I felt incredibly naive and stupid for not recognizing the significance of this sooner. Don’t get me wrong, most of the community has been lovely to me and I don’t regret a thing. It’s just been a very eye-opening experience that unfortunately is now magnified by the racial tensions in the country right now. I’ve never felt like I was unwanted in this country until the current administration came into power and that makes me incredibly sad, somewhat more afraid and very, very angry.