Amen. I'm not trying to minimize the black (or any other) experience or culture, and I do not wish to homogenize our differences - but I sure wish we could get to the point where any human can just be viewed as "a driver", without mention of what color, race, or even gender is involved. Yes, it's terrific when someone breaks through barriers - but what we need to do is work harder at eliminating the barriers and letting talent, skill, and work ethic be the benchmarks. Simple to say and much harder to do, I get it, but we perpetrate the stigmas when we continue to label people and act surprised when certain of the labels are able to crack through into new areas of achievement.
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