Michael Thompson, SJ Jennings, Keith Daniels Even though education and pursuit toward understanding is important, intentional friendships over the course of decades is what will deconstruct the racial issue. Desegregation is only half of the picture. Intentional integration is a vital part of the process toward healing and understanding. A lifetime of share experiences, stories, food and more will mend the rift and foster a shared belonging. Integration works both ways. It’s not always going to go smoothly, but it’s worth trying and to keep on trying.