My ex-boyfriend and I talked a lot about this when we were together. I learned a lot about his home country, Sudan, and his thoughts on America. I went to his citizenship ceremony and celebrated his accomplishment with him. He’s a great guy, and we separated on good terms. We also talked about race, because he’s black and I’m white. I told him that many people say that America is a racist country. He didn’t understand why. He told me that he experienced way more racism in Libya than he ever had here. (Libya is extremely anti-Black, and they have immigration camps where torture and rape has been reported.) He told me, “America is not perfect place, but it is best place.” I wholeheartedly agreed.