Appearances and sensibilities are not always aligned in obvious ways. Subtleties and nuances are significant in cultural exchanges.

Groups of people can assemble under tents or gazebos marked with flags of convenience. Those who feel comfortable with using broad brushstrokes to convey meaning might find those flags helpful, but this doesn’t mean that the people being described should restrict themselves to those terms of identification.

Sometimes it feels tedious when one is expected to be pleased about something that happens to another person or group of people who one barely shares anything in common with.

In those moments, one often has to devote time and energy to explaining why the development isn’t of interest.

Details of what agendas are and what agency entails are widely diverse across races, communities and sectors.