The saddest thing about this piece is that you've gone out of your way to whitewash the entire situation, which is the biggest issues with White people engaging in peak White Supremacy. I felt like I was reading a White washed version of slavery, told by a wealthy, educated White person.
Susan did something bad, and here you come savior White lady attempting to White wash her sins, all sides her racist actions, and give her a view no one asked for.
Susan can be multiple things, at any given time. She chose to be the police when she should have minded her business. She chose to lie when she could have told the truth. She chose to harm, when she could have done all the good in the world. The incident itself stands. No one cares about her lily White world right now.
Susan was a horrible person in that moment and her actions are speaking for themselves. You need to mind you business and not attempt to White wash Susan's sins in an effort to perhaps preserve her legacy, protect her future, stand up for her honor, when there is no honor in what she did. You're attempting to turn the page, change the subject or make Susan look White, and you did just that.
This is peak White Supremacy, and you, by providing us with a "glorious" upper-middle class disconnected, memory lane tour, just confirmed why Susan behaves the way she did and why Black people likely will never feel welcomed in the community. There is always a White meeting after the White meeting with White folks, and your essay reaffirms it.
Racist do nice things all the time. It doesn't erase the fact their still racist. You all need to sit with that.