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I sit in a men's group that meets weekly. We talk about our lives, our emotions, and lend support to one another....

There is one Black man in the group amongst 11 white men. We don't talk about race very much, but I can't ignore the fact that he is Black and, therefore, has had a much different experience of life than I have had. Sometimes race will come up though, mostly when it is in the news. After Derek Chauvin was convicted, he had some comments about this. No one else had anything to say until it was my turn to share. I noted that none of the white guys had anything to say and that I, too, had feelings about this. His response. "Thank you. I feel seen." And that was it. My noticing this created more closeness between me and the other man because I was validating and showing interest in his experience.
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