Yes, I think racism from the past and present impacts our society today. Watching the video about environmental racism in Detroit and in other cities in the U.S. reminds me of how where we are born, where we live is not an accident---it is often intentionally designed. I grew up in suburbia with hardly any people of color and I was aware of this. It seemed that many people I grew up with thought that downtown was "unsafe" or "full of riots". I was often instructed not to venture downtown. Now decades later, downtown is gentrified and those POC living downtown were pushed out. Now the "worst" part of town is thought by many white people to be "desirable" with restaurants, bars, and expensive apartments. Yet, this new community is a joke--white people came in and changed it and didn't care if they were uprooting families (it's now an empty shell, a place developers stole)-- probably because developers cared foremost about profits/capitalism and continued on with racism despite breaking up communities, families, and people who were forced into that "undesirable" part of the city to begin with. Suddenly, developers care about water quality and "beauty" of a place when rich white people can move in. Suddenly, people I grew up with feel a sense of safety venturing downtown...sad how the past replays over and over in the present.