What does being white have to do with this? While true, why does the phrase “white woman” have to be the beginning of the OP’s title? I didn’t read all the fine details so maybe I missed something re: how the color of her skin was explicitly involved in this story. If so, I apologize. But if not, the title is poor form and detracts from the impact of the saga. There are increasing numbers of folks of all ethnicities and races that are beginning to open businesses in spite of mandates that say otherwise. I’m not saying that’s right, but why so forcefully bring race into this when it’s not particularly relevant?