With the presidential election coming up on Tuesday, the next four years of policy are being decided. Looking back at the campaigns leading up to this point, the rhetoric surrounding race has been interesting. Much of the things said about race have been problematic, but prior to this semester I would not have understood why. This semester of classes, with contemporary racism and multicultural psychology has been very eye-opening for me. Coming from a predominately white town in New Jersey. I grew up hearing jokes from my classmates about how my high school’s football team was going to lose because the other team had more black kids. Even though I knew these comments meant something deeper, I never really thought of them as problematic. Similarly, hearing about a beautiful pageant winner being called “Miss Housekeeping” would have seemed bad, but I would not understand the reason. I now understand that Trump calling a woman “Miss Housekeeping” is microassult. Reflecting on myself prior to this class is very uncomfortable, because in the face of a microassult I would have probably invalidated the experience of people. In an attempt to make them feel better, I would have made them feel worse. Because of my race, I have the privilege of not having to think about race. In previous elections, race would not have mattered to me much. However, now I find myself paying attention more to the rhetoric and policy surrounding racial issues. For example, I would have never viewed Trump saying that he loves and cares about people of color and women is a rhetorical device allowing him to make bigoted comments. Has your education about race changed the way to view politics and policies?