I thought this novel definitely gave me a new point of view on my white privilege. I would never say I was oblivious to my white privilege before but after reading this novel I realized how big of a role it plays in my everyday life. I was also never aware of the gigantic war on drugs going on in this US which opened my eyes a lot. I think it is a very unfortunate time period we are living in where you get assumptions made about you from the color of your skin and the novel definitely helped my notice some of my own racial bias that I had before. This novel gives you a new perspective and is worth your time.