Black Friday hit different for me this year.

I will let you in on a secret: I usually love Black Friday. But this year is different. That magical, buzzy feeling that used to come with finding deals is nowhere to be found.

Friendship is hard. Interracial friendship is even harder.

How does one go about creating a diverse friend group? The good news is you can do it in three steps. The hard news is that it may take a long time and a lot of discomfort along the way.