Why are people uncomfortable talking about race and diversity? We can’t address what we can’t talk about, so join us as we try to develop a vocabulary for the discussion, examine some of the issues, and see if we can walk in one another’s shoes. We’ll use parts of DeRay McKesson’s book On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope (Viking, 2018) as the background for our discussions, as well as data from the website mappingpoliceviolence.org, which gathered nationwide data on police shootings for the very first time. We’ll also examine the issue of “privilege,” which posits that there are many different types of privilege, not just skin color privilege, that impact the way people can move through the world or are discriminated against; and “intersectionality,” which recognizes that people can be privileged in some ways and definitely not privileged in others. This study group will be a discussion of issues and not a forum for political and ideological views.