In the beginning of this discussion with her, I thought she just did not understand.. not exposed.. the reality of it is that she sees it the way she wants to see it. I had been hopeful to help educate her… she, was trying to convince me that racism does not exist and that their is not a problem with racism in the police forces. I am sad to not, to know that people I love / have loved, are that blind. People that I thought were good people … I’m sad, I feel as though I lost that battle and a friend, but I don’t really want to be friends with someone whose values are That different .. someone who does not support “Black Lives Matter”. .. it is also taking me courage to share all of this with you