and I love it.
Even though I live in horrible California, I have found a way to live in a little White enclave.
I feel safe. People wave hello and wish each other well. We say, “Happy Halloween” and “Merry Christmas” to each other. These are like codewords now!
Recently, I went to a church function with a friend. I’m not super Christian anymore but I kind of got dragged into this thing. Ya know what? It was another White enclave. Honestly, most of the women (it was a women’s breakfast) aren’t THAT into Christianity. They mostly talk about clothes, puppies, their kids, etc. And they are super nice. Not because they are Christian, but because they are my people. I just smiled at the women and they smiled back because we are kinfolk and we GET each other. I was almost in tears at the love in that room and I really don’t feel that it had much to do with the baby Jesus. These little woman enclaves are OUR safe spaces where we can be our kind, loving selves.
Races are always going to self segregate. It’s a beautiful thing.