Yes, it matters. It is the simplest response that I never thought I would have to make in regard to this. As a relatively new mom, I never recognized discrimination when it came to me being a parent. Meaning, I never had my race be an issue when it came to my children or me being a mom. That is until I had my son this past March. Sometimes in the health care community when you are a mom your voice is not heard. That is even more so prevalent in underprivileged communities as well as predominantly Black and Brown communities.
Honestly, I am not one who is racially charged in situations. I notice it in the entertainment business as a whole and in police brutality but I never became sensitive to other’s reactions to my race, until recently.