For centuries, all efforts of this country have been to Americanize immigrants, in harsh dehumanizing ways. Anyone who was not a white American was treated as less than, inferior, and scum. It's so hard to fathom that other HUMANS - people with a beating heart and with inherent value - were not only treated differently, but as inferior to white Americans, for completely illogical reasons. To see the way NATIVE Americans - that is people who were originally here before anyone else - literally had their lives dissected apart - is nothing short of heartbreaking. The U.S. has perpetually been working to find ways to oppress & deny human rights to non-white American citizens. It makes me feel ashamed to be a white American. As much as I want to say, I would never agree with these things, they have very much already taken place, and it's my responsibility to be informed. Having this knowledge will inform the way I understand people outside my own "race".