I think it would be shortsighted to say that the events and laws discussed in Module 1 do not have an impact on what happens today in the United States. One of the pieces I have found/find most challenging in discussing race with those who are of the belief that racism no longer exists is that they often don't recognize the extent to which it has been built into existing structures nor the ways in which implicit bias still impacts POC. I think that one of the more insidious parts of racism is that it often wears different masks over time. So, while we can claim that there are a lot more legal protections for POC now, there are still countless ways in which racism can and does seep into our institutions.
After viewing these videos, I would say that I found the videos about racism in the history of medicine and the treatment of Native Americans' through adoption and boarding schools to be the most startling. While I guess they're not overwhelmingly surprising, I think that the fact that some of the studies identified in the medicine video were so recent and that the US still has a pretty contentious relationship with some native communities (see Dakota pipeline) was disheartening.