I've got to say that one of the best things that could have came from joining the military was for me to step out of my white box, to meet and understand those that are of a different race. Same person, an American, but an American that grew up under different values and beliefs. I'll never understand those who wear their skin differently than mine, but having been in the military -- I can definitely say I appreciate and understand at least a fraction of what a person that is not white goes through.
It's great when I think about it and just odd at the same time. Going through the corps, I ended up making at least 1 Best friend that was, Black, Asian, and Latino. Unfortunately, is really hard to keep in touch now that we're not all together anymore, but, we still talk every once and awhile.
So! I went to go see a theatrical play tonight that covers, you guessed it, Race. I've got to say they did an amazing job and if you have the opportunity to check these guys out, they really bring to light some great stories from their lives that are just hilariously displayed. Here is a little snippet: