Cynthia, that’s a great example of how normative white culture isn’t the only culture. It’s not a matter of good versus bad, as much as it is one of acknowledging there’s more than one culture in America. (That was not written for your benefit, I wrote that for the readers.)
I think America gets to the place where it recognize that the normative culture isn’t one size fits all, and that to embrace and learn about our differences will only enrich and strengthen us as a nation.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience!