And my point is that I'm not sure I want people on airplanes to second guess themselves like I did. And end up with a plane hijacked. With hundreds or perhaps thousands dead. All because of a well-intentioned (and rightly so) desire to resist racism.
The impulse that feeds racism is complex. In these dangerous times, perhaps we must recognize that, and not always operate on our idealistic notions of how we ought to be, and rather admit how we simply are, for now. And use that wisdom to be a bit safer.