This was how the myth of Black criminality started, for the record. After the abolition of slavery, a lot of states made laws targeting Black people specifically, and then put them on chain gangs to get free labor from them.
Oh, and the US is still disproportionately incarcerating Black people and private prisons are making huge amounts off them.
Exploring your gender identity and expression should be fun. It should be silly and carefree and safe. It shouldnt make you afraid to walk outside. The sex/gender binary is so fuckin strong that people are terrified of questioning it and terrified of being harassed or even assaulted by those enforcing it. So many of us buried parts of who we are that didnt fit the binary and thats just sad. Figuring out who you are shouldnt make you afraid