I went out today with a young white couple so that I could show them that neighborhoods full of brown and black people can be safe for them too. I wanted to give them something to aspire to in their own homes you know? Any way, it was a hot day and I noticed after a while that they were actually scuttling away from the merest hint of the sun. I tried to explain that shade is the same on both sides of the street and that’s when they confessed that even though they were wearing long sleeves and sunblock, their doctors have warned them that sun can still hurt them. Can you imagine? It must be so hard having to live that way! They’re just so fragile, it’s a wonder they manage to stay alive. Their exotic skin color is even more striking now that I see how easily t can limit their freedom.