I know historical events, rules, and laws still impact our society today. It's really heartbreaking to see history repeat itself. My undergraduate degree is in Social Work and I left a few years after graduating to serve in the Peace Corps, Swaziland- Africa . Immediately returning I went on the get my Master's in international community development, to say that a fire was ignited in me is probably and understatement. SO, the three biggest things I researched and eventually based my thesis, was the environment (global disasters), race and violence against women and children. What I found was extensive proof highlighting the disproportionate disparities non-white people suffer when it comes to natural disasters worldwide, the mounting violence occurring against women and children in impoverished communities due to instability and stress and the lengths at which human rights issues are blatantly ignored or oftentimes used to benefit the privilege and wealthy. It makes me sick because the ends do not justify the means and globally we have continually built societies at the expense and on the backs of others. I don't understand this obsession with needing to be better or above another. And if we think it's bad now, what happens when mass migrations due to environmental instability comes to our boarders? Will we repeat history all over again or can we change history?