I find the insight that my peers have shared in those events / classes extremely eye-opening. Yes, race has been a hot issue in the United States for a long period of time. We need to continue those thoughtful dialogues in order to respect and empathise with individuals' unique experiences.
The thing about being an opinionated commentator is that sometimes you have to say with confidence that you were not all that right. Better still, that you've changed your mind, a bit.